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Orlando


Orlando is a short episodic piece comprising 3 distinct movements - realisation, acceptance & hope.


It began life as a doodle on guitar as I watched the horrors of the Orlando massacre in the US unfold on television. It is dedicated to those souls, both with us and departed, and to all who have been touched by this senseless tragedy.


Players


matty - voices

andy richards


Writer


andy richards

Introduction


‘This Time... an imaginary soundtrack’ is a movie soundtrack album - but with a difference. Namely that there is... no movie!


In our case, the movie IS the music, it's in our heads and imagination, and so is not determined by the requirements of a particular film genre, director, producer or music supervisor. So in this sense it is imaginary, and we all get to play as we listen.


I co-wrote ‘This Time’, the title piece, with Joanna de Seyne 25 years ago. Now, in 2017, it becomes the title piece for the album which will comprise 12 tracks, to be delivered over the coming months.


‘This Time... an imaginary soundtrack’ will be offered as both a digital download and music stream from most online music services in both Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound coming June 2017.

more artist, lyric & track information coming soon

Postscript

(including ‘Prayer for Larry’)


Postscript, the last track on the album, is in two parts: Prayer and Mantra.


Prayer is dedicated to our friend Larry who passed away in the Fall of 2015. Larry heard this piece before leaving us and asked that it be played at his funeral. It evokes fortitude, in the  form of a simple trumpet note and more elaborate piano part, and  moving from our world into the next with the invocation of forests, birdsong, textures, angels and backwards motifs.


Prayer merges into…


the more rhythmic Mantra - the final notes on the album. This suggests a sense of nostalgia, reflection, joy and finality. The last words ‘au revoir’ suggest our meeting again.


Players


matty - voices

lucy crisfield - sul g violin & gãyatrī mantra

andy richards


Writer


andy richards


Words


Click here for Postscript's lyrics

This Time ft. Matty


This Time is a song about discovery. It's about connecting on a deep and intimate level - both physical and spiritual. It's about self awakening. It's that magical and exquisite moment of connection when sparks fly and shoot through the sky. And then one's life is changed forever.


Originally written and recorded by Andy and Joanna almost 25 years ago, the initial demo music remains in place but has been built up and added to over the years. Its journey reached completion in early 2017. The song had never felt complete until Matty came along and sang it for us. Phew, thanks Matty!


Players


matty - voices

joanna de seyne - ambient backing vocals

chris cameron - string arrangement / conductor

elliott randall - guitars

john themis - guitars

andy richards


Writers


joanna de seyne & andy richards


Words


Click here for This Time's lyrics

Matty - Armour


Written by Matty, Armour is both a battle cry and a love song. It’s structured as a hymn, to be sung to uplift our spirits - one of the clues to the tune being in the words... ‘filled with adoration’.


Armour is about God and the universality of faith. It’s about how, as his children, we are warriors on this earth, and being confronted every day by conflict and sadness we need to be spiritually nourished and uplifted.


Some months ago, Matty played Andy the first verse of her song. He loved it so much that he asked that we record it and it be included on the album.


Players


matty - voices

lucy crisfield - violin

andy richards


Writer


matty


Words


Click here for Armour's lyrics