Stars and Watercarriers

Music inspired by the film Stars and Watercarries, as well as professional cyclists in general.  The watercarriers in question are team members who ride in support of the star.  They sacrifice personal success for the health of the team.

“Anqueti’s Double” is in tribute to one of the greatest sporting feats of all time. In May 1965, French cyclist Jacques Anquetil won the Dauphiné Libéré, an eight day stage race.  The night the race ended, he flew across the France to Bordeaux to take part in the 567 km Bordeaux-Paris race, which began at two a.m.  Anquetil won that race as well. 

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New Axial

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Written and recorded June 10 – August 4, 2013.
Art by Tresilaze.

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Klee

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Recorded Spring 2009 – Spring 2012.
Mixed Autumn 2009 – January 2013.

“Klee” can be purchased on CD from Mystical Records.  It comes with a download of 1919, a collection of songs recorded during the Klee sessions as well as an expanded version of Pulsing Whispers.

“Klee” can also be downloaded for free or a donation to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario.  The download also includes two bonus tracks.

Art by Tresilaze and Paul Klee 

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Hollow Island

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Recorded October 2010 – September 2011.
Cover art by LT

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Mirrors

“Mirrors” was recorded concurrent with “Hollow Island” and is essentially an outtakes album.  The songs were all recorded very quickly and favour noise and improvisation over deliberate arrangements.  The title track is a siamese twin to “Low Pass” from “1919.”

1. January 2-19, 2011.
2. September 14-22, 2010.
3. September 22, 2010.
4. September 22, 2010.
5. March 5, 2011.
6. August 6, 2011.
7. January 2-19, 2011.
8. April 26-27, 2011.

Tracks 2-4 contain a sample from “Deluxe (Immer Weider)” by Harmonia.

Album cover by Tresilaze.

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Advance Retrospective

1 and 10 are from the forthcoming soundrack to “Stars and Watercarriers,” Jorgen Leth’s classic documentary
about the 1973 Giro D’Italia.  Recorded during the spring of 2013.

2 and 3 are from a currently untitled solo guitar EP.  Improvised December 2008, arranged and mixed in spring 2013.

4-6 will be on the double album “Shadow Liason.” Tracks four and six were recorded in the autumn of 2012, track five during the spring of that same year.

7-9 are from the score to Carl Theodore Dreyer’s “The Passion of Joan of Arc.” Recorded in December 2012.

Track 9 features a sample of “Sequentia de Sancto Maximo: Columba aspexit” by St. Hildegard von Bingen. It comes
from the Hyperion UK album “A Feather on the Breath of God.”

Shadow Liason has been delayed indefinitely and tracks from the same sessions will be released in its place.   This album will be called “St Joseph’s Attic.”  It is more experimental, and will be released in the winter, along with the other three albums.  It is a companion to “Mirrors.”

Album cover courtesy of science.

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Demon, Your Work

Track One: Recorded in December 2008. Mixed and arranged from December 2011 to February 2012.
Track Two: Recorded in December 2010. Mixed and arranged from December 2011 – February 2012.
Cover Image: “Paisaje de L’Estaque” by Georges Braque.

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