Dave Halverson | Shapelifter

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Shapelifter

by Dave Halverson

Explorations along the guitar/electronic continuum and beyond, usually in the neighborhood of art rock and jazz.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. Sirens
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2. Lurch's Harpsichord
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3. That Sinking Feeling I
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4. Gravity
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5. Oleander Bisque
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6. Put Your Trust in Fairy Dust
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7. Metafizz
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8. Mourning Doves
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9. Subroutine
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10. The Parade
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11. India
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12. Only a Dramatization
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13. That Sinking Feeling II
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14. Praise
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Shapelifter is a collection of songs inspired by many things - sounds collected from various places, random events, and the technology of recording itself, to name a few. I like albums, I grew up listening to them, and they often make sense to me as a whole, rather than merely the sum of component songs. I chose the pieces on this album to feel somewhat continuous, without constraining the range of sounds, textures, and instrumentation. Several of the pieces were built on found sounds from afar: a trumpet in the distance on a spring afternoon, a bagpiper from Scotland, a forgotten snippet on a cassette tape from 20 years ago... woven back in with the other pieces I recorded to form a working atmosphere.

Shapelifter was recorded and developed over a period of several years in my studio, which sat in a small jungle of bamboo. The island nature of this environment contrasting with the reality sitting just outside of it was another factor in the production of this music. My goal in the studio was to remain completely open, embracing experimentation and randomness that seemed to be reflected in the surrounding foliage, eventually developing the pieces to create a continuity that hopefully feels just as effortless.

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