I'm still pretty new to recording my own music, so I chose to release four songs that I'm really comfortable with. I also wanted the recording process to be exciting, something outside the studio environment.
I approached my friend Tariq Anwar about doing field recordings of my songs in "sonically interesting places", and soon we were exploring underground tunnels, green spaces and construction sites. Between providing equipment, transportation, and taking photographs, Tariq's presence was instrumental to the project. Once we were done recording, Will Thorne-Morris provided fantastic studio magic on very short notice, bringing the recordings to life in ways that utterly baffled me.
I've provided a bit of background for each song, along with the lyrics. I hope you enjoy listening and reading as much as I enjoyed putting this together!
released June 8, 2014
All songs written and performed by Benoit Christie
All songs recorded by Tariq Anwar
Backup vocals on Grandmaman and shakers on My Hands provided by Tariq Anwar
Mastering/Studio Magic provided by Will Thorne-Morris
Album art designed by Benoit Christie
Photos by Tariq Anwar
Thanks to Mindy Amelotte for suggesting interesting sites around the city!
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