A Winged Victory For The Sullen — Steep Hills . . .
Soothing instrumental-mood music for those needing a wee bit of restfulness or fully enter into a somnambulistic state. I especially like “a Requiem for the Static King part one (teaser)” and “we played some open chords and rejoiced, for the earth had circled the sun yet another year (teaser)”. This music may not cause the planets to align or that star to mysteriously appear over Bethlehem, but you may find a glimpse of what has quietly been waiting to break through all of these years.
On May 24th 2007, in Bologna, Italy, Adam was on tour and playing with the late Mark Linkous & his beloved Sparklehorse, on what would be their final european tour. That night Adam invited good friend and colleague Francesco Donadello to see the concert. Francesco’s guest this evening was none other than the composer Dustin O’Halloran. Through a strange twist of backstage conversations surrounding passport cache conundrums, and love of italian gastronomy, a curious friendship began that now has brought forth an offspring of harmonic robitussinal compositions for the world to savour.
Bonus song (unrelated): Moonface – Fast Peter