Thankfully, 2020 is coming to a close.
Since the global crisis hit in March, I’ve been working hard on new music. ‘Refractions’ is an EP of 4 pieces that marks my first foray into recording and mixing my own music, working primarily from home, a blend of acoustic percussion sounds and digital mixing techniques.
Like many artists, I have struggled to come to terms with the almost complete shut-down of live performances. With extra time on my hands and in reaction to the current situation, I’ve turned a lot of my attention to composing, recording and mixing. ‘Refractions’ is the result of these explorations, an EP of music that was recorded, mixed and re-mixed during the last 8 strange months.
Some of the recordings I used on ‘Refractions’ were initially done for other recent projects, including my solo album ‘Lumina’ and my collaboration with John Sellekaers ‘Unnatural’. Two tracks, ‘Breathing’ and ‘Stars’ are re-workings of pieces that were created for the 2020 youth theatre production ‘Uprooted’, by Some Assembly Theatre Company, in Vancouver.
‘Refractions’ is best experienced with a good set of headphones in a quiet space, (ideally, with a glass of single malt, but that’s optional.)
For the next couple of weeks, I’ve priced the album at ‘pay what you can’ on my Bandcamp site. I hope you enjoy it.
Music by Patrick Graham
Recording by Ross Murray (Happyrock International) and Patrick Graham, 2019-2020 (Tracks 1, 2, 4); Recording by Patrick Graham (Track 3)
Mixed by Patrick Graham
Mastered By John Sellekaers
Artwork by Tamar Kasparian
Design by Patrick Graham