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ARTIST
TITLE
Heavy Forest Air
FORMAT
CD

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KOOKY 036CD KOOKY 036CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/15/2014

Heavy Forest Air is a live spontaneous musical collaboration between Eugene Skeef and Rae Howell (Sunwrae). Recorded live by Jared Miller in the Rolston Recital Hall at The Banff Centre, Alberta Canada, it was an impulsive venture in this magnificent hall filled with percussion instruments that began as an experiment following an intensive three-month winter music residency. The three tracks are suitably bound by Eugene's stylish labyrinth of rhythms on all things percussive and Rae's minimalistic prowess on marimba and vibraphone. Their sound, coupled with Jared's keen ear for innovative recording techniques, makes this record a rare treat and an absolute delight to listen to. The artistic fellowship that binds these three maestros together has not waned in the seven years since their initial meeting; hence they are finally releasing this record of sublime colors, rich textures and intricate rhythms, for public airing. Rae says, "Heavy Forest Air has been waiting for this moment for a long time and it's something that we're all very proud of. After such a long time apart living in different countries, we thought it's about time to get it out there!" Heavy Forest Air is a mellifluent sound world, unclassifiable, yet superbly ceremonious. Eugene serendipitously changes between udu, congas, gongs, water bowls and many other drums, providing solid, yet continuously surprising rhythmic backbones to Rae's creations on melodic percussion. "It is perfectly crafted, yet unexpected. I am delighted by this work -- it is comforting and uplifting, bringing the listener into the weave of music & stillness." --Dave Ellwand, BBC Radio Merseyside