Galen Kipar Project | Why It's Needed

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Why It's Needed

by Galen Kipar Project

Dedicated to honest, imaginative music that reflects curiosity against observation of what our eyes see, ears hear, in the realistic, political, ethical, religiously spiritual, beautiful adventure of this ever changing cycle of life.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bedtime Stories
3:12 $0.99
2. Chasing Dragons
2:22 $0.99
3. Got Perspective
4:49 $0.99
4. Church St.
0:50 $0.99
5. Got Church
4:26 $0.99
6. Mingo Bingo Dance
1:12 $0.99
7. Thinker
5:52 $0.99
8. Playfully Pushing
4:50 $0.99
9. Prelude to Sleep
2:39 $0.99
10. Dreamer, Seeker, Believer, Doer
3:57 $0.99
11. River Song
3:52 $0.99
12. Waving Goodbye
6:10 $0.99
13. How I've Changed
5:19 $0.99
14. Slow Down
11:05 $0.99
15. Hidden Track
4:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
This album carries a theme. Within you will find transitional material between songs. NOTE: Functions best when listened in its entirety. If you must buy/listen in single doses, please proceed and enjoy, but you will not experience the true potential of this work.

This album features instrumentation such as: String Quartet, Tuba, Trumpet,Chamber Choir, Electric/Classical and Acoustic guitars, Vocals, Harmonica, Melodica, Piano, B3 Organ, Xylophone, Marimba, Drums and Percussion. It also has some other elements that were captured out side of the studio such as kids playing at Recess (yippeeee),frogs, water jugs, church bells (all of which were recorded live). Boy that was fun!

“Why it’s needed” was inspired by environment and it’s reflection on us. Topically, it touches points such as awareness, curiosity and observation (and why it's needed), childhood happiness (and why it's needed), wilderness and nature (and why it's needed). In other words, the exploration and recognition of things that shape us into who we are as individuals and how that affects the grand scheme of things in our environment. Musically, it was an opportunity to create a soundtrack for a story. To let a story unfold by way of new arrangements, tones and techniques. To bring emotion through sound by imagination, perspective and every means possible. It is a gift for you!

The music of the Galen Kipar Project was born out of a passion for the exploration of sound and composition. Within the woven eclectic sounds of the instrumentation, we are introduced to a poetic journey that is present in each of the Project's songs. The roots of classical, jazz, blues, soul folk, and world beat are echoed within the overall chemistry of the Project's music. In addition to the band's three core members, the GKP frequently features the talent of guest musicians who compliment the band's sound with such elements as female vocals, double bass, cello, violin, mandolin, tuba, trumpet, piano and B3 organ. With such additions lending to the Project's creativity and flexibility, these contributions unquestionably add depth and texture enhancing the musical experience. Throughout its evolution, the music of the Galen Kipar Project has matured to a sound that is undeniably original. As demonstrated in the band's lyrical potency, the GKP is dedicated to saturating the spongy sound waves with honest, imaginative music that reflects curiosity against observation of what our eyes see, ears hear, in the realistic, political, ethical, religiously spiritual, beautiful adventure of this ever changing cycle of life.

The Galen Kipar Project has been an ever-evolving musical experience that has gathered a tapestry of musicians and instruments over the past 10 years. Each musician has brought something special to the sound, keeping things fresh, spontaneous, and energized. The Galen Kipar Project began as the efforts of one young Galen, inspired by the music of Paul Simon, Dylan, Cat Stevens, and Joni Mitchell. Through these influences he gained the ambition to teach himself how to sing, play guitar and harmonica simultaneously allowing him to begin the exploration of composition and the art of creating music. The GKP has grown to embrace the passion and energy of each musician involved in the project. The GKP has been a journey of self-discovery, music, and friendship, as each member taps the creativity within their spirit to create the music of their soul. As they continuously challenge themselves to create a profound musical experience for their listeners and for each other, their music has gained the strength of genuine maturity.

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