The countdown begins!
The catalyst for the big run of recording projects that I have undertaken over the last five or so years has been trying to record everything I have ever written so that I can start writing again. That, some five years ago, was a daunting prospect with only something like 40 of my 180-odd songs being recorded in some form, but now I am just three albums away from knocking the bugger off.
This album, or semi-EP rather, is the last collection of songs that aren't part of the big final three albums, those next ones being made up of my super songs (not trying to build them up, or anything), and this is the rest of them all squeezed out into one collection: the aptly named "Patchworks". Spanning a wide era of my music with songs grabbed from almost everywhere, Patchworks is a collection of some finished songs and an array of demos that don't quite measure up to getting a legit version, but still need some form of representation. The EP can be dividing then into four - the first two tracks which were almost written together, Kyrgyzstan - one of the best songs I've ever written - the Jenna-Natalie four which were all written for my daughters, and the nine demos, which are exactly what they are.
It's taken an extraordinarily long time to get this patchwork album together, in which I moved province, started a new job, bought a new car, and moved into a new house in the middle of, but we're finally here. This not only marks the release of this last collection of randomness, but the start of my trying to record the next album: The Ocean of Dreams. Not that I'm excited about that album at all.
released August 9, 2017
Kerry Logan: guitars, acoustic guitars, bass, piano, lead kazoo, programming, jingling keys, and vocals. Bobby Logan: drums. Richard Allen: lead guitar on The Way The World. Mary Horner: keys on The Way The World. Neil Hearn: Bass on Kyrgyzstan. Fiona Hearn: violin on Kyrgyzstan. Jenna Logan: cute noises on Hello Eyes.
All songs written, produced, engineered, and mixed by Kerry Logan, except From Kyrgyzstan With Love written Kerry Logan, Geoff Logan, and Bobby Logan, JENNAT written by Kerry Logan and Jo Logan, and Family Style, written by Kerry Logan, Brendan McCarten, and Bobby Logan.
Recorded at Noiseworks, SBC, Poto Road, OHS, and Churton Cres, mostly from January-August 2017.
Bring on Ocean of Dreams!
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