CLOUDS OF SIX DIRECTIONS
01Ghost Of A Great Name 02Saltwater Mist (Tears Of The Damned) 03The Next Village 04Deliquesce 05Half To Forget, Half To Remember 06Narrow Road To The Deep North 07Clouds Of Six Directions 08In The Days When I Was Dear To You 09Ti Bon Ange (For Oliver) 10Distant Aching Hours 11Names Written On Waves
Clouds Of Six Directions is primarily instrument driven songs with rhythm. It's nothing at all like my earlier excursions Rim Of The Sun or Abyssal Plain. This may irritate some people (four of my six fans) or signal my "selling out." Hardly the case; in order to sell out one has to get some money... No, this is a cd I've wanted to make for years, something more structured, direct and harmonious. The sort of cd which could impress the ladies. Oh yeeaaah! Um...sorry. There's no theme here, merely a flow of music like any typical cd. Plus, it's full of lovely melodies, a few atypical time signatures and no bad crooning. Why ask for anything more?
Sound sources and instruments include accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, bells, charango, flutophone, glass and metal bowls, gourdolin, keyboard, mandolin, percussion, pot lids, programming, slit drum, suling, tarka flute, tsimbali, ukulele, violin, zampona and more. 54 minutes. ©Heath Yonaites.