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I don’t get much of a chance to play, write, or record any more, but I did dig this one up from the ‘more recent than the rest’ archives. It’s called ‘Sunrise’:

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The origin of this song is a little strange. I’d hit a dry spell and one frustrated evening I was sitting there tapping on the old keyboard when I swapped over to a drum kit. Rolling my fingers across the ‘toms’ (which were mapped to some ethnic instrument), the ‘background beat’ just evolved. I just kept adding layer upon layer of drums and turning any quantizing completely off to get a sort-of primal, tribal feel.

Everything else just fell into place after that. When I was listening to a proof the next day in the truck on the way to work, it was right about dawn. Something about the drive in and the melody just clicked; hence the name.

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