A few short months ago, I spent a week alone in a house with an old, out of tune, partially broken Pianola. I wrote and recorded some music in that time, mostly shorter 2 - 4 minute pieces, in contrast to the 10 - 15 minute pieces I had been writing not long before. I originally intended to re-record the music in a proper studio on a better taken care of piano. However, after practicing the pieces on other pianos and listening back to the recordings, I realised the true character that this old pianola had. The strange resonance, the out of tune notes, the creak of the old mechanisms inside - truly beautiful. While mixing, I’ve tried to keep all of these traits, and even the sounds of birds and traffic passing by.
I hope you enjoy this collection of music.
released August 14, 2016
Thanks to Sebastian Ramirez for help with the mixing, and doing the mastering.
Mixed by: Hayden Ryan & Sebastian Ramirez
Mastered by: Sebastian Ramirez
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