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This CD has been reissued by myself & is limited to 500 copies on glass mastered CD in folded digipack sleeves.
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Official Video for Abraham - vimeo.com/67112334
Choreographer / Rachel Burn
Dancer / Laura Weston
Videographer / Andreas Theophanatos
Written and recorded over the last twelve months, 'A Good Land, An Excellent Land' began life as a collection of short piano melodies which gradually developed into fully fledged pieces incorporating string parts and guitar soundscapes. Evolving the sound established in the EP 'What We Dream Of...' released earlier this year, 'A Good Land...' is the Joel's debut album; in some ways auto-biographical, it describes the notion of laying hold of and realising hearts desires, of finding 'home' both geographically and spiritually, and all the emotions that come with this, high & low.
The thick humming resonance of the cello is used to subtly lead and describe the mood of some of the pieces whilst many an hour was spent trying to create the right guitar sound, involving late-night rewiring of amps and fiddling with pedals until the sound fitted. This restless, uncompromising approach has lead Joel to craft a wonderfully intimate and rich depth of sound; the result is a stunning debut album, coherent in its structure and tone, disarming in its beauty.
released August 17, 2013
Susie Shaw plays cello on tracks 1,2,4,5 & 7.
Marianne Windham plays double bass on tracks 1,4 & 7.
Rob Wilson plays violin on tracks 1,2,4,& 7.
Tiny Leaves - Piano & Guitars on all tracks.
Recorded and mixed by James Welch at Masterlink Productions, Ripley, Surrey.
Mastered by Tim Debney at Fluid Mastering, London.
Special thanks to Liz, Sam and Ivy; you are hope, Dave & Cassie Cowan for partnering, James W; for everything, Susie, Marianne & Rob -for your talented fingers, Barnie, Wil & Wollow for the journey, Oscar, Suzanne & Andreas for your vision, Rachel & Laura for your head, hands and feet, My family for your support always, GCC for being home, Michael at FS for believing, Sufjan for the influence & the great I Am because you are.
Tiny Leaves is the music of Joel Nathaniel Pike. He has developed his sound as a solo artist alongside years of writing and
performing in bands. He describes his music as being rooted in narrative, but is often surprised at the undefinable end result. His music has a delicate, cinematic quality that brings a quiet hope....more
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Bewitching cello "looper" mixed like Ed Alleyne-Johnson did in early nineties but not on New Age way. Here it is as closer to J.S. Bach and his Cello Suite than Ed Alleyne. But the method is similar.
A very relaxing performance brings ears to nirvana by sounding rich harmonics from her instrument.
Siting quiet on a sofa savoring these sumptuous melodies taking my mind out of daily customs. This is what I feel while I'm listening to this album. Emmanuel Codden