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A Room Now Empty

by Aaron Martin

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bambilyn I'm reminded of something my grandfather Oscar told me that I never forgot. He said that he thought the cello was the only instrument that sounded the closest to a human heart...breaking. And that holds so true on this record. Thank you Aaron for your beautiful cello, as well as all the other wonderful stringed instruments. If this is the new "electro-acoustic classical" count me on board! Favorite track: Form Hanging in Air.
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tubby widda teeks breathing shadows in the unseen corners of the room Favorite track: Fire Current.
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Bombchu Link This album makes me feel strong pulls of somberness and remorse, but a sense of maturity to it, as if it's but a distant scar now and am ready to move on.

The choice of slow moving cellos is very welcome on this album and makes the full piece feel full. Favorite track: First Time Underwater.
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Aaron Martin’s album "A Room Now Empty" sees him returning to the memory-based recordings of previous albums such as "Almond", "River Water" and "Chautauqua", where layered meanings in the music and titles don’t allow a single clear-cut reading of the music.

“A Room Now Empty is similar to the concept of Day Has Ended where Christoph Berg and I created music to encompass the passing of a day, but stretched out for the passing of a lifetime or at least a portion of a lifetime,” says Aaron.

Using cello, electric guitar, bass, roll up piano, banjo, concertina, acoustic guitar, voice, ukulele, singing bowls and lap steel, "A Room Now Empty" keeps the same intimacy and directness of Aaron’s previous albums, with a slightly more processed sound creating distance within the music.

All music by Aaron Martin

cello, electric guitar, bass, roll up piano, banjo, concertina, acoustic guitar, voice, ukulele, singing bowls, lap steel

Silent Figure with Landscape LIX by øjeRum

Mastered by Ian Hawgood

Read an interview with Aaron Martin about "A Room Now Empty": stationarytravels.wordpress.com/2018/01/14/duologue-aaron-martin-talks-about-a-room-now-empty/

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released March 1, 2019

"This is music of mourning, but it is also music of remembrance. Sorrow and gratitude each make their nests in these songs. A sad comfort is still a comfort" – a closer listen

"Along the pathways of my stationary travels, I have not encountered an artist more mesmerizing or compelling than Aaron Martin"
– Stationary Travels

"Rather majestic with its strong attention to detail and arrangement, Aaron Martin crafts a timeless album on A Room Now Empty”
– Beach Sloth

"Nostalgic and cinematic, A Room Now Empty will take you very far ... if you let yourself be absorbed by its unique atmosphere"
– Dive into Sun

"Amazing meditative immediacy" – Music Won't Save You

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