The catalyst for this project was a winter-related mood of feeling of stuck and uninspired. I’ve found that the best remedy for that feeling is to just get to work—get moving. Momentum tends to take over after that.
So that’s basically how these pieces were born. They all came to me rather quickly, which was exciting and energizing. I used the album to explore different types of movement, whether it be locomotive (how we get around) or interpersonal (how we move in and out of each others’ lives).
I hope this album inspires the listener to:
1) take action rather than stay still,
2) create rather than stifle, and
3) play rather than work.
(Recorded in a bedroom in La Crosse, WI between November 2018 and January 2019.)
released March 29, 2019
Luke Thering: composition & electronic instruments / shaker / melodica