"... the music of Adrian Lane is nostalgic and tidy, like an old mansion whose curtains have been thrown open and whose floors have been swept" – a closer listen
"Playing With Ghosts shows off Adrian Lane's undeniable talent in sculpting gracious, lovely pieces by looking towards the past, embracing its imperfections to make something a little more perfect" – Beach Sloth
On his album "Playing With Ghosts", Adrian Lane uses 100-year-old cylinder recordings as the starting point for new compositions – chopping them up, reordering them and playing along to build up a series of completely new compositions. “I’ve always liked the idea of collage and often include this in my visual art,” says Adrian. “So I wanted to do something that incorporated this approach in my music.”
All tracks composed by Adrian Lane except 'Father and Son' composed by Adrian Lane and Nicholas Lane.
Adrian Lane - Piano, Samples, Glockenspiel, Laptop.
Bryan Styles - Clarinet on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16
Mick Gawthorp - Flute on tracks 8, 11, Saxophone on 7, 11
Rei Sugawara - Voice on track 4
Debbie Lane - Voice on track 10, 11
Mastered by John Hannon at No Recording Studios, Essex.
Read an interview with Adrian Lane on how he created "Playing With Ghosts": www.preservedsound.com/news/adrian-lane-playing-with-ghosts-sound-collaging-100-year-old-cylinder-recordings
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