Violet – Karen Peris
Seriously calm producing confessions of one soul’s passion and love for all things given, received and enjoyed in this thing called life. That soul and voice belongs to Karen Peris with the companionship of her husband and guitarist Don Peris (here he provides his expertise behind the engineer console). This is stunning music and they have a Christmas ep: https://soundcloud.com/the-innocence-mission/sets/december-2012-4
While we have been working on a new (the innocence mission) record, we’ve also enjoyed making recordings of a group of songs that seemed to belong together on a separate album. They were all written on piano. Some have words and are sung. I guess that’s a bit redundant, unless we consider the possibility that they could have been rap songs. Well, anyway, about half the songs are sung, with piano and with beautiful guitar parts from Don. And the other half are piano, or piano and pump organ, and some other instruments. My instruments are all fairly old and NOISY, so Don gets a special award for most patient and excellent engineer. He worked so meticulously to record my old spinet and little field (pump) organ. The accordion was the funny last straw, it’s started to sound like a giant bowl of rice crispies, so it is having a small rest. I’m thrilled that our children have added wonderful violin and viola parts to two of the songs. So I’ve had tremendous help with this record, which is called Violet, and it really has been a joy to make.
Don also has a new album of guitar music, releasing later this winter. We will post more details about it soon.
Thank you so much, everyone.
Karen and Don Peris