The Red Sea
How Do We Get There From Here
A Cycle of Days
Cigarettes and Paris
Ghosts and the Distance Between Us
Without Strings (June '44)
About this album
‘Ghosts’ is an album about distance and loss.
‘Ghosts’ was written while I was away from home, working in a foreign country. A great distance separated me from the two people who matter the most and inevitably that sense of loss is felt throughout the album.
This album is a song cycle that begins with ‘Shoreline’, a song about remaining hopeful while watching all that matters fade into the distance and ends with ‘Without Strings’, about reuniting and trying to recapture the past.
While I was away I spent what little free time I had playing guitar or one of the pianos that were available and documenting my thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Eventually, I amassed a large collection of ideas and song snippets and using my laptop began to form the ideas in to songs.
Upon my return home I had completed writing and had 12 songs that were ready to move to the next phase of the process. After deciding which tracks best told the story I wanted to tell, I began to work on finalizing arrangements and instrumentation.
I wanted this album to feel more 'raw' than my previous albums. I only wanted to use 'real' instruments, guitars, piano, organs, strings etc. However, as the songs evolved, more electronic bits crept in to help fill out the sound.
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