Not much to say about the various pieces, since they just echo the
My thanks to the various people who gave me encouraging words after
I forced them to listen to this one. I hope the rest of the album
lives up to your expectations.
This was the first selection recorded for this album, and my first big
project with Audacity. Thus, there was a fairly steep learning curve,
which is a bit obvious in some ways.
Susan was quite patient with me while I hunted around for just the right
settings for the guitar sounds.
Oh, and she let me borrow her dulcimer (again).
All keyboards, no guitars or dulcimers or even chimes. However, there's
plenty of playing around with tempi, stereolocation, and
Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch.
The words don't mean anything. Really. The rhythmic phrase "Harrison
Hamilton" just popped into my head - two names from US history - so I
started thinking of "H" words, and it all went downhill from there.
– "H" is the letter "after G," which sounds like "Apogee."
The Origin of The Concept: Sitting at home, I was listening to the
windchimes, and it occurred to me that I could play along with them.
– The chimes were recorded on a blustery day.