Adrian Lane

I Have Promises to Keep

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Inspired by John Cage's prepared piano pieces, all the sounds on Adrian Lane's "I Have Promises to Keep" have been generated in some way by a piano – with some parts being time stretched to create long drones, and others reversed or heavily reverberated. "I put sheets of tin foil inside the piano to give a percussive, almost hi-hat like sound," says Adrian, "and hit the strings with a pen to give an almost hammered dulcimer like sound."

On I Have Promises to Keep, Adrian spontaneously recorded phrases on the piano, before cutting them up and putting them together on the computer. The recording and composing were completed simultaneously. "On a compositional level, each of my albums has a strong sense of melody, while on an emotional level, there’s a sense of calm and melancholy. My work is about layers and how one layer interacts with another."

Adrian Lane: I Have Promises to Keep

As Sand with Salt Adrian Lane 03' 43''
Vantage Point Adrian Lane 04' 47''
Similar Latitudes Adrian Lane 02' 12''
Disembarkation Adrian Lane 02' 42''
The First for Another Day Adrian Lane 04' 01''
Rumour on the Wind Adrian Lane 03' 44''
Some Still Cypress Shade Adrian Lane 03' 12''
Moonset Adrian Lane 04' 06''
To Fulfil the Promise Adrian Lane 04' 30''
We Look for Landmarks Adrian Lane 03' 37''
For When I Return Adrian Lane 04' 06''
This is My Proof Adrian Lane 04' 02''
Close at Hand Adrian Lane 03' 23''
I Have Promises to Keep Adrian Lane 05' 18''

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