A Thing About Machines

by David Gerard



One of my earliest musical forebears is composer/musician
Bill Nelson. I remember hearing "Hard Facts From The Fiction Department" and marveling over his 'audio concrete' of public domain clips integrated with a musical backdrop akin to Quincy Jones' "Rockit."

As Nelson has always informed my work, either subliminally or through osmosis, I've never felt the need to pay compositional homage to him. Even so, I knew when the time and inspiration converged, I would write something that would be a tip of the hat to him, and here it is - some forty years later. And of course, the title is another tip of the hat. Can you guess who it is?

I guess some things really can't be rushed. Hope it was worth the wait.


released October 16, 2016
David Gerard - percussion,synthesis
Brian Donnelly - saxophone

Sermon courtesy Wynum Church of Christ

© 2016 Ambientunes, Ltd. ASCAP

Recorded at Arcadia Studio, NY

Cover Design: David Gerard



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