风格：Instrumental, Celtic, New Age
发行：Lavender Sky Music
本专辑是竖琴女王Lisa Lynne与Aryeh Frankfurter合作的第二部作品，另外大家非常熟悉的音乐家George Tortorelli也参与了专辑的制作。介绍就不多写了，喜欢的朋友拿去~
2. A Fond Wish: I wrote this in the hallways of Kaiser Permanente hospital where I played my harp weekly in the intensive care unit. I always had my little digital recorder with me in case I have an inspiration. Too many times I write something new that I love, and you'd think I'd remember it later, but .. not. So the original recording of this song you can hear nurses talking and carts being wheeled by. But it made it to Aryeh's studio where we recorded it from scratch. We originally were going to put it on George and I's recent CD called "Light in the Wood" so we were finishing it with Georges flutes in a hotel room. George has a traveling pro recording system so when we need tracks from him, we can do it from the road, we both sit there with headphones on, and the mics and machines set up. If a shower goes on in the next room, we have to wait. But it gets done, the tracks fly across the Internet to Aryeh who edits them and places them in the right spots. Aryeh loved this song so much that he said "pleeeeese" can we save it for our next recording instead? Who can say "no" to that face. Not me. So here it is. I'm glad we waited because the Nyckelharpa and production he added is wonderful.
3. Interlace I - We both love interludes, I call them inter-nudes. Every album we always wanted to put some in so this album we finally did. Short pieces that are just one mood or musical thought. This one was all Aryeh, he sometimes does soundtrack work and this was one of the pieces he submitted for a documentary. Aryeh is playing the hammer dulcimer, which he does quite well in my humble opinion, although he would beg to differ and always does. I added some hypnotic Irish bouzouki, (have those words ever been used in a sentence together?) Anyway, Its a mysterious mood that we liked.
4. Bandora's Box - Another example of Aryeh digging around my old music and wanting to do a revised version that can be enjoyed again now. This song was originally recorded on my album for Windham Hill called "Seasons of the Soul" Back then, I thought synthesizers were cool, and now I prefer all natural acoustic sounds, so we did it all organically you could say. It was the first song written on my Bandura, a Ukrainian instrument that you see on the cover. It was my very first bandura, an antique, but now I have a brand new one that is actually made of fiberglass on the cover photo. The fiberglass is a great help with stability and tuning. When you listen to this on headphones, its quite a journey.
5. Interlace II - Another creation of Aryeh, he played my older Bandura on this one. I added some new Bandura and Bouzouki, George did his low whistle in our studio while in town to do some gigs with me. This is one of my favorites. A good example of .. less is more.
6. My Lagan Love - This is a classic traditional tune from Aryeh's repertoire. This one was really his baby that he did all the lush arrangements you hear, and played most of the instruments. He likes those tricky chords and there was some tricky moves for the harp to do, lever flipping and out of the key signature notes. We also perform this song live when we play with legendary harper Chris Caswell. He sings some incredible lyrics on that version, called "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood", a highlight of our shows with Chris. On this instrumental version, George is playing his handmade bamboo flutes that he makes from bamboo he grows in Florida.
7. The Lea Rig - Another traditional piece taught to us by Aryeh. Actually when I first met Aryeh we were learning each others music, and this is one of the first songs we performed together. We still play this often live. Aryeh originally recorded it on his "Harpers Brew" album, which is his solo harp work. On this version the starting instrument is me playing the Irish Bouzouki, then Aryeh comes in with the harp. His harp sounds incredible on recordings. He plays a Dusty Strings harp. I play Triplett harps. Both are excellent harps. George is playing low Irish whistle.
8. Interlace III - All Aryeh's wonderful work, his strings, cello, violin, viola, Nyckelharpa. He is a wonder, an International man of mystery.
9. Eliz Iza - A traditional piece that Aryeh loved, and it was one of the first Celtic songs he learned on the harp. Actually he was going to do it on his first solo Nyckelharpa recording, but he played it for me on a beautiful drive up the 101, and I said "pleeeeeese" save it for our next CD together, and so he did. So I guess we are even.
10. Roundelay - This piece Aryeh and I wrote together. I remember exactly when. It was rather early in our friendship, and we brought our instruments to Golden Gate park on a beautiful sunny day. Spread out a blanket and commenced just jamming on the Irish Bouzouki and Nyckelharpa. Out came the main chord progression that I have been carrying around with me forever and had never made anything of it. I still have the recording from that day in the park. It was to say the least..pretty magical. When we perform this in concert we use just the bouzouki and the Cittern, so its a very full double mandolin type sound. We break up the song into parts, and every part we slow down and tell part of a story. The story of how we met, its really funny and the audience cracks up everytime. I'll post a video of that soon from a recent concert.
11. Autumn Waltz - Aryeh is a wonderful composer, arranger and producer. He specializes in arranging traditional music and instruments and bringing them into the now. He says every ten years he writes a tune. But when he does its a doozy. He is constantly creating all kinds of things, he is writing all the time in one way or another. He recorded a version of this tune on one of his earlier CDs called "Midnight Muse". We play it live too. We both can play it on a number of different instruments, so we can do it all different ways.
12. Interlace IV - This was a rare outtake that George and I recorded in Los Angeles. Most people don't know that George and I were rock-n-rollers playing guitar and electric rock bass as our primary instruments in our younger incarnations.
This was one we just spontaneously did when we were working on something else. George played guitar and I played bouzouki, and it just clicked, and Gil the engineer wisely hit "record" We later added Aryeh's Nyckelharpa and some flutes to it. Its one of my favorites too.
13. Whisper - This is a song I composed on that same day in the Kaiser hospital.
Sometimes a whole bunch of new tunes come out at once. A litter of tunes! This was such. Its kind of that classic sound that we love to do. Its so simple.. but it works and is a favorite concert moment. We recorded the flutes at Georges house in the forest of Northern Florida, and the rest in our own studio. Its a perfect example of how.. the notes you don't play are as important as the notes you do.
14. A Bountiful Life - One day Aryeh said, "we need one more song that's in a major key that's not too slow, so write me a song, woman" he challenges me, (but in a good way). So I sit at my desk with all my tools and do something that makes me feel happy. I show it to Aryeh and it alas, it makes him happy too. We work and work the chords to get them just right, and get a few new clever ones in there too. It seemed like a perfect way to end the recording. It reminds me of a feel good, all together now sort of tune. We play it in concert too.
15. Interlace V - I love this, I was just fooling around with the bandura in the studio and Aryeh pressed record. We added some other instruments, not knowing why or what it will became. We put it at the end of this recording because I think it feels like... to be continued...
01. Aurora Borealis (5:50)
02. A Fond Wish (5:28)
03. Interlace I (1:27)
04. Bandora's Box (5:36)
05. Interlace II (1:40)
06. My Lagan Love (3:38)
07. The Lea Rig (3:50)
08. Interlace III (1:45)
09. Eliz Iza (3:28)
10. Roundelay (4:30)
11. Autumn Waltz (4:42)
12. Interlace IV (2:40)
13. Whisper (4:40)
14. A Bountiful Life (4:38)
15. Interlace V (2:50)