I remember when I was about 12 years old, I found myself at my local Borders book store browsing the CDs (It's funny how old fashioned that sentence sounds). I remember looking through the endless rows of plastic cases in the soundtrack section admiring the variety of film music. It seemed that for every movie that existed there was also an album that went with it. Some CDs were solely film scores, but others contained songs that were not found in the films. These albums were subtitled "Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture".
I loved that concept of inspiration.
The idea of an artist being inspired by another piece of art in a completely different medium is such a wonderful notion. For my second album, I've done something similar, albeit completely abstract, but similar nonetheless.
The title of the album is "Music Inspired by the Motion Picture". However, there is no literal motion picture that inspired this music. Instead, the "motion picture" is life. Each track on the album has been inspired by the things I have been blessed to be given over the last year or so. Every piece represents something different whether that be a place, an event, or a person.
Here's the album art originally painted by the talented Gabby Millett:
The track listing is as follows:
1. We Woke Up Early to Watch the Sunrise
3. The Way Things Go
7. I Am Here and so Are You
8. Music Inspired by the Motion Picture
The album will be available to listen to and download for free at www.projectatlantic.bandcamp.com on September 27th.
Thanks for listening.