SOLO COLLECTIVE PART 1
Solo Collective Part One released on Nonostar Records on CD, vinyl and digital is out now! Solo Collective is a new ensemble comprised of myself alongside German chamber musicians Alex Stolze (violin) and Anne Müller (cello). We're a rotating cast of three soloists who take turns in the spotlight, with the other two providing supporting roles.
Holy Island is my new single, it features cellist Anne Müller, and contributions from my friends Andrew Warne and Jonathan Ouin. I mixed it with Mike Bannard at The Aviary in Oxford, and Martyn Heyne did some post production in Berlin. It was mastered by Lupo at Calyx in Berlin. It is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Sheenagh Reynolds. You can consume it via all digital platforms, and it is taken from the forthcoming Solo Collective Part One record, released on Nonostar Records on CD, vinyl and digital in November 2017.
Mahajanaka is my debut solo release.
The track is based around sampled loops of performance by Thai pop band Krajidrid Band, performing piphat musical repertoire under the direction of Pradit Saengkrai, recorded with sound engineer Kijjasak Triyanond at Pollen Sound Studios in Bangkok. Inspiration has come from Thai Buddhist chanting and traditional Thai and Asian folk / court music as well as the now sadly deceased Japanese DJ turned producer Sasumu Yokota.