Hullo, me hearties.
This is The Through Waves’ Recording Log – Part VII.
Long time no see.
I’ve been polishing the upcoming album, recording bits and redefining track orders, all the while starting (and precociously ending due to being kicked out of PUBLIC PLACES) to busk with my harp to gather funds for its CD release and finally purchasing my very own hurdy-gurdy (being crafted by the lovely Mel and Ann Dorries, from Hurdy-Gurdy Crafters). It’s been a busy month.
As some of you have already noticed by peeking at Through Waves’ Facebook Page, I announced the title and release date for the first – and only – extract single for this work: “A Ponte dos Mortos” (”The Bridge of the Dead”, in English). This track will be available May 7 exclusively on Bandcamp, as a limited edition CD and digital download. This physical release is particularly special, as it was entirely hand-made using recycled materials, in a somewhat unconventional format. I will soon update you more with its details, information regarding tracklist, pricing and availability. Taking a slightly different musical approach – I assume – from what I’ve been previously doing, this song might be quite appealing for those of you who enjoy folk music, acoustic instruments and glossolalia… And it is a good introduction for this new musical era I am currently experiencing.
Spare an eye and an ear as often as possible on Facebook for further novelties regarding ”A Ponte dos Mortos”. And be prepared: I am going to folk-ing rock your socks off using 22 strings and a flute.