This album is a bit of a smorgasbord of my musical creations. Some of it is very new, and some of it has been honed over a longer period of time. One song has been at least 21 years in the making :)
Some of the pieces feature the multiple layered guitars and basses you find in my my debut EP, and some of it has bigger arrangements of other instruments, building from the arrangement work on the mdTN EP - my collaboration with Tenessee based artist MNTN. These newer arrangements are only possible because of discovering the joys of a MIDI guitar pick up - it's honestly really opened up a new sonic world to add to my pallete!
The cover of Creep on this album is an officially licensed adaptation for my arrangement, licensed from publishers: Concord Music and Warner Chappell Music.
Creep is written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O’Brien, Philip Selway, Thomas Yorke, Albert Hammond, and Mike Hazlewood.
Published by Concord Music and Warner Chappell Music.
This arrangement and performance by michael dollan.
In our bedroom we have a skylight, which frames a piece of sky that we are the only ones to ever see. One of my favourite things to do when I need to unwind is to lie on the bed listening to music, looking up at our own unique patch of sky.
I recorded, mixed, and mastered this at home in Hebden Bridge. Mostly what you'll hear is just me, my guitars, basses (and even ukulele), lots of guitar MIDI pickup magic, and Logic and its drummer - but I'm also blessed with a few people contributing their playing on some of the tracks:
Finally a shout out to my trusted group of beta testers helped me to get this over the line when I just couldn't listen objectively anymore. Big thanks to Ant, Jo, Hutch, Jacob, Kris, Marc, and Pete for their feedback, which greatly helped me finish the mixes you'll hear.
I hope you enjoy the album, and I'd love to hear any feedback you have :)
love Michael x