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Eternal October

by David Gerard

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One of the original recordings from the Wayfarer album project, which will appear on "To The End of the Known Universe" - coming this fall.

When I presented this track to Wayfarer, the label honcho complained that the guitar was "too loud" in the mix, and the sudden ending, abrupt. I did go back in studio to work on alternate takes with the guitar pushed further in the background, but personally, it lacked the drama I was going for, and wanted the ending to sound unsettling and not quite resolved. A fade-out would've been the predictable way to go, but I am no fan of predictability.

Eventually, I realized my strategy for the piece was simply different from what his preconceived expectations had envisioned. In the end however, you as the artist have to believe in what you are doing. Thanks John Cage for teaching me this most valuable lesson as a composer.

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released March 15, 2017
David Gerard - ambient guitar & synthesis
@ 2013 Ambientunes, Ltd. ASCAP

COMPOSED & PRODUCED BY DAVID GERARD
® 2017 Orbiting Orion Records

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