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FELT THE TRANSITION
Cata No: ERATP137LP
|Two years after the release of his acclaimed Erased Tapes debut, The
Transition — named #17 Album of 2018 by The Sunday Times —
Californian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David
Allred returns with a solo piano perspective on the album, aptly
titled Felt The Transition — out December 18.
"Felt The Transition is a new minimalist solo piano perspective on
my experimental chamber folk album previously released in 2018,
called The Transition. This music is reinterpreted on my 114 year old
upright piano which was very kindly donated to me by my friend
Adam Selzer who previously ran a recording studio in Portland called
Type Foundry. This piano is very sentimental to me as it was used by
a handful of my favorite musicians on their albums over the past 20
years, namely Peter Broderick’s ‘How They Are‘ and ‘Two Balloons’.
Somehow in a wild twist of fate, this piano would end up in my living
room as my own and I couldn’t imagine a greater musical
instrument best friend.
Felt The Transition was made with a homemade felt setup used to
muffle the sound into a warmer quality which also accentuates the
wooden creaky noises of the antique piano, which I love so much.
After spending hours at a time getting lost in the beautiful sound of
this piano, I started learning a few songs from The Transition with
it. I was kindly encouraged by my girlfriend to interpret the whole
album on piano even if just for her, so I did and it eventually found
a home on Erased Tapes. Thanks to Courtney, Robert, friends at
Erased Tapes, Adam, Peter, Rich, Kalani and Steph. Made with love
and gratitude felt." — David Allred
Kept in their original track order, from the opening chords of Scoop
Troop to the debut’s standout piece The Garden, each composition
gains a completely new light when performed on solo piano.
For Catherine E. Coulson came about after David watched all of
Twin Peaks in one block, which inspired him to write a wild punt for
the new season’s soundtrack, a tribute to the actress who played
the infamous Log Lady.
After opening for the legendary English ensemble and his now label
colleagues Penguin Cafe at London’s Royal Festival Hall in 2017,
David decided to write a song For the Penguins. And it’s not hard
to imagine it being played by a group of twelve rather than just by
himself, especially after Peter contributed additional strings on the
All of a sudden we feel that it’s in fact the less known pieces, like
the album closer Poet Tree that make for an equally strong entry
point to this new record of solo piano songs.
Felt The Transition will be available on vinyl and digitally from
December 18, 2020.
Tracks:1 Scoop Troop (Solo Piano)
2 For Catherine E. Coulson (Solo Piano)
3 Randy and Susan (Solo Piano)
4 The Transition (Solo Piano)
5 Impending Imperative Change (Solo Piano)
6 The Garden (Solo Piano)
7 The Mirror of Time (Solo Piano)
8 For the Penguins (Solo Piano)
9 For Only All (Solo Piano)
10 Poet Tree (Solo Piano)
Press:"This is music of transcendent beauty?
#17 Album of 2018 ? The Sunday Times
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