Tuesday 4th OctoberOctober 5, 2011
OK so still no CD Review, for which I apologise. I ended up at Julie’s tonight, and we talked for so long about our differing perceptions of last Saturday’s concert that I didn’t leave there until gone midnight, and although I have a CD playing right now I also have to be up for work tomorrow so had better not spend half the night listening just so as to be able to write here. This post is far from a waste of space however, as I have the great pleasure to announce the third piece of music in The Watchful Ear’s somewhat occasional Listen Series of free lossless downloads. The music in question is not just a short sample track, but in fact two whole CDs of fully realised music by the American duo of Tim Feeney (amplified percussion) and Vic Rawlings (amplified cello). The music, titled Ithaca RecordingsÂ consists of two pieces, each a little over an hour long, one titled Day and the other Night. It will soon be possible to order some handmade, wooden packaging to go with the music from the musicians directly, or from one or two select distributors, including the Cathnor website in the UK. These will not be actual physical editions of the music, but handmade packaging to combine with the download, produced by the musicians. The purchase of these limited edition objects will provide an option to give some money back to the musicians. They are not quite available yet, but I will let you know as soon as they are. In the meantime, you can download the music as lossless FLAC files from this page. If you need advice on how to turn a FLAC file into listenable music go to this site. As always, I thoroughly recommend burning the music to CDs and playing it through your normal hi-fi system if at all possible. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tim and Vic wholeheartedly for sharing this music through TWE in this way, and I hope it will be enjoyed. Feedback here would be welcomed by all.