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Duncan Parsons | Music for Stairlifts, Vol. 1

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Music for Stairlifts, Vol. 1

by Duncan Parsons

An album of electro-acoustic ambient music, featuring nylon and 12/6-string double neck guitars, 6-string fretless bass, Fender Rhodes, and a couple of ambient voices.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Astronought
3:30 $0.99
2. Whither Will I Go to Find Her?
4:01 $0.99
3. Gryphon Hunting
4:25 $0.99
4. New Fashioned Gentleman
4:15 $0.99
5. The Last Mango in Powys
4:29 $0.99
6. Stairs Can Go Down as Well as Up
3:09 $0.99
7. 45 Minutes
5:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Music For Stairlifts was a sort of accident.. in as much as it wasn't expected - it came after an off-hand comment to a friend, and having an idea. Three days later, there was a short album.

The brief was simple - make 'ambienty' music using only a nylon strung guitar, a 12/6 double neck electro-acoustic guitar, a 6-string fretless bass, Rhodes piano, and two voices. Each piece started with an idea on an instrument, which was jostled about to make a skeleton arrangement. All the other parts were then improvised to make a piece, which was finally named depending on the atmosphere it seemed to evoke. Probably.

The hope was to capture an 'almost live,' spontaneous feel to the performances - as much as one bloke playing everything ever could..

The pieces are presented in the order they were written. There was a temptation to do a couple more pieces to make a more expansive 'statement' (oh, so /artistic/!), but it felt that the seven pieces taken together made a pleasing journey without additional material. So this is labeled 'Music for Stairlifts - Volume One' - more material may, err.. materialise at a later date.



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