Atlantic String Machine | The Bayfield Sessions

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The Bayfield Sessions

by Atlantic String Machine

Collaborative album from PEI's award-winning, genre-jumping string quintet featuring guest performances by some of Atlantic Canada's finest songwriters.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Enter Sandman
Atlantic String Machine
4:27 $0.99
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2. Dig That Hole
Atlantic String Machine & Ian Sherwood
3:03 $0.99
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3. Out of Time
Atlantic String Machine & Catherine MacLellan
4:21 $0.99
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4. Space Oddity
Atlantic String Machine
4:28 $0.99
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5. Intermission
Atlantic String Machine
1:44 $0.99
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6. Easier Today
Atlantic String Machine & Alicia Toner
4:51 $0.99
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7. Bottom Dollar Baby
Atlantic String Machine & Nathan Wiley
4:49 $0.99
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8. Three Score and Ten
Atlantic String Machine & Matthew Byrne
6:18 $0.99
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9. Sound & Color
Atlantic String Machine
3:09 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Recorded during the week of the 2019 East Coast Music Awards, this new album from PEI’s award-winning, genre-jumping string quintet is a collaboration with several fantastic singer-songwriters from across the Maritimes. Tackled in the midst of performing and promoting at the ECMA’s, the recording project was energized by the buzz of the conference. Fueled by the scene, the entire experience celebrated East Coast music. The group spend their days hobnobbing with the music industry world, then laid down tracks late at night. The sessions captured the essence of the East Coast music scene; not just the sound, but also the incredible community with its generosity of spirit and willingness to jump in and collaborate.

And the project was all hands on deck. Combining their existing skills with some things learned on the fly, they worked together. From setting up the recording space in their violist’s downtown basement to arranging charts, engineering sessions, editing tracks, and designing the album artwork, the process was collaborative. And the creative license was exciting. Often string players are invited into recording projects late in the game, adding colour and variety to tracks. For this album, the String Machine created their own vision from the ground up and invited others to participate in the journey.

Five guest singer-songwriters are featured on the album: Alicia Toner, Matthew Byrne, Ian Sherwood, Catherine MacLellan and Nathan Wiley. Each one brought an original song to the String Machine to be arranged for their unique instrumentation of two violins, viola, cello and bass. Everyone, including vocalists, was tracked live off the floor. And the final product was kept true to the process, nothing added and nothing taken away. The result is an intimate portrait of six people gathered around microphones to work out an arrangement and put it on tape. Also included on the album are three instrumental tunes: “Enter Sandman,” “Space Oddity,” and “Sound and Color.”

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