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Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
In addition to the CD, each package includes a couple poem selections (written by me), and is made from burlap, paper, twine, and topped by a small bronze Minnesota charms. My wife and I assembled these at our house. This is a very short run - we made a total of 50.
Includes unlimited streaming of Skylight
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Elskavon's 4th LP, and the first in over 3 years. Every single song is inspired by a memorable moment in my life - some huge moments, like the birth of my child; some smaller, like the tranquility of exploring the woods with my best friend years ago.
I really believe memorable moments that we relive over and again are so incredibly valuable, and reminders to not miss the potential in the making now - these are gifts we can never fully get back, so really living these moments is important.
I embraced imperfections and made a point to step outside my comfort zone in the studio with this album. From hearing the wood floor creak in piano recordings while my family walked around upstairs, sampling in washing machines sounds via iPad, sending synths and vocals out to guitar pedals, recording unplugged electric pianos, or using my body as drum triggers, each song was created in a unique way.
This is Skylight. Thank you for listening. I'm in love with all of you.
released January 26, 2018
Written and recorded by Chris Bartels in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2017.
Additional guitars by Clark Strasburg. Additional vocals by Katylin Strasburg.
A deeply effecting post-rock LP layered with the pensive zen-hauntings of Max Richter, richly layered ambient frames, and warmly shimmering post-rock billows. The LP is a reflective elegy, a long look back and a tremendous LP. brantly