Lately I’ve started composing on the acoustic guitar after a long hiatus.
I’m trying out some new directions and trying to go to the places where I feel most uncomfortable, in order to break mental patterns, fingering patterns and tuning patterns.
And so it’s a good time to search for new inspiration to open my mind and heart.
And just in time, a new release by the wonderful Canary Records, was released.
Funeral Dance in the Mountains: Rural Percussion (& Vocal) Ethnographic Recordings from Southeast Asia, like the name hints, is a collection of rhythms, sounds and documentation of ceremonies and celebrations from that region.
The musicians’ names are unknown, only their location is, and there’s something very charming about that.
As if for this collection of triablish music, the people themselves are just the vessel to pass the music through, and the music itself, the gathering, the celebration, is what counts.
It’s $4 on Bandcamp, don’t miss it, it’s just the inspiration that I needed, and who knows, it may take you to the mind travel that it took me.