|1||As Sand with Salt||3:43|
|5||The First for Another Day||4:01|
|6||Rumour on the Wind||3:45|
|7||Some Still Cypress Shade||3:12|
|9||To Fulfil the Promise||4:30|
|10||We Look for Landmarks||3:37|
|11||For When I Return||4:07|
|12||This is My Proof||4:03|
|13||Close at Hand||3:24|
|14||I Have Promises to Keep||5:19|
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."