Long Song Records New Release
These ten tracks were compiled from live performances, home practice tapes, alternate takes from my previous solo album and more recent studio recordings. With the exception of “Saltarello” (a Renaissance dance tune by Vincenzo Galilei), all the music is improvised. Some are totally spontaneous, others are loosely structured around invented tunings and short melodic ideas. No editing, overdubbing, or electronic enhancements were employed—just acoustic guitars plus some accessories (slides, picks, capos, tuning forks, etc) used as implements or for “preparations”.
This project was a joyful experience for me due to the involvement of some truly remarkable and creative friends: Scott, Kio, David, Steve, and of course the ever-enthusiastic and endlessly patient Fabrizio. This album would never have happened without their generous contributions. Special thanks as well to nika, Mary MacQueen and Nels Cline whose loving support continue to inspire and sustain my musical life.
– Jim McAuley, Los Angeles 3/10/12
All compositions (except “Saltarello”) by Jim McAuley
© 2012 Gongfarmer Music, Los Angeles
Executive Producer: Fabrizio Perissinotto
Producer: Scott Fraser
Mastered by Maurizio Giannotti at Newmastering Studio, Milano, Italy
Photography [Jim McAuley portrait] by: Steve Elkins
Photography [landscapes, strings and silhouettes] by: Kio Griffith
Album Art + Design by: Kio Griffith