Adrian Lane
Playing With Ghosts
Preserved Sound
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1Another Spell Than Beauty's 3:37
2Playing With Ghosts 2:43
3Abandoned Equations 3:39
4Of The Spheres 1:49
5A Rainy Beginning 3:33
6Retreat Half Hidden 2:29
7Count The Tides 3:58
8Conversing In Turn 3:49
9Father & Son 4:17
10Andante 2:53
11To Other Coasts 3:03
12A Nip In The Air 3:35
13Invisible Near The Rain 3:45
14Make Or Mars 3:20
15Even The Forest 3:12
16Amid Tall Dangers 3:31

On his new album Playing With Ghosts, Adrian Lane uses 100-year-old cylinder recordings as the starting point for new compositions – chopping them up, reordering them and playing along to build up a series of completely new compositions. “I’ve always liked the idea of collage and often include this in my visual art,” says Adrian. “So I wanted to do something that incorporated this approach in my music.”

Employing a concept similar to James Leyland Kirby’s The Caretaker project, Adrian uses the cylinder recordings to build up each piece on Playing With Ghosts so that it bears little resemblance to the original. “If there is any kind of concept to the album it probably centres around the way sound can change over time and as well as people’s perception of the sound. These recordings have obviously deteriorated a lot over the 100 or so years that they have existed, and this has brought out new qualities.”

"... the music of Adrian Lane is nostalgic and tidy, like an old mansion whose curtains have been thrown open and whose floors have been swept" – a closer listen