Continental Divide was inspired by a tour of the Canadian Rockies. From the enormous glaciers that dominated vast areas of mountainside, to some of its huge ice fields. The canyons in the south and the dramatic ‘lenticular’ clouds, that engulf the mountain peaks. With more than enough visual stimulation to feed my musical passion, this was a project that I worked on throughout 2003.
I tried to move my music forward, giving it a harder, more dynamic edge, while still retaining the understated lyricism of the tracks on Twenty4.
On a number of tracks, I collaborated with bass player, Ashley Stark. Having previously worked in isolation, bouncing ideas around with another musician was a revelation. In fact, many of the tracks moved into musical areas that I would probably never have explored.
Before committing the result to the final mix, we premiered four of the tracks at Blissfields - an open-air music festival that took place in deepest Hampshire.
(NB: Tracks 1-5 are actually one continuous track, so please set your play back to 'zero' gap between songs, thank you)
released May 25, 2004
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