A few months back, Wolfgang Gsell, ambient artist extraordinare and radio show host (www.modul303.com), posted a call for music for his upcoming themed shows. At first, I planned to just do a series of pieces for the shows. Then, I realized that this was a wonderful opportunity to kick-start some collaborations so I created a set of base tracks reflecting the themes listed by Wolfgang:
Winter, Holy and Silent, Memories, Weightless, and Mountains.
Some wonderful ambient composers agreed to collaborate in creating a multi-part 'suite of suites': Boson Spin (Stan Magendanz, Brisbane, AU), Cousin Silas (Slaithwaite, UK), and Candy L (New York, USA).
Taking a clue from the Monty Python 3-sided record from back in the day, here is the collection of the versions plus the original base tracks. Feel free to build upon the original tracks if you are so inclined (they are licensed "Share Alike").
-- Glenn Sogge (Troutdale, OR, USA)
When Glenn first spoke of his "suite of suites" I was intrigued. I love the concept of collaboration and was eager to hear what he and his collaborators - Boson Spin, our own Cousin Silas, and musical polymath Candy L - would bring to the party. I was not disappointed.
Deep, dark (in places), and deliciously enthralling this is an album of more that its constituent parts; one that works on so many levels.
I'm grateful to Glenn for bringing this album to weareallghosts, it is so in keeping with our collaborative netlabel ethos.
As a result of the generous support of folks like Kevin Lyons ... Cousin Silas ... Warren Daly … and the wonderful waag community ... I’m proud to be able to offer a 320kbps version of this release for free over on Archive with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’
I hope you enjoy this "suite of suites" as much as I have.
-- Thomas Mathie (Motherwell, UK)