"The Body Begins" (2012) is Chris' seventh release. It's a 60 minute set of seven meditative, minimalistic works for classical guitar & occasional synth.
This record came about through talks with New York-based massage therapist Gwen Guarino (www.gwendolynguarinolmt.com
), specifically about composing music to accompany massage that's a little different from what's currently out there.
What resulted was something more than just mood music, or massage music. It's a collection of seven ambient works made to bring you to the present moment. This is spacious, minimalistic music, but it's also music with tension & subtle melodic development. Music to relax to, as background, or music to listen to closely in and of itself.
**As played on WFMU (wfmu.org
), June 2013
released April 25, 2012
* All music composed, played, recorded, produced & mixed by Chris Way in his apartment studio
* Synths on "Facing West" by Andrew Parsegian
* Production, mixing & mastering assistance by Andrew Parsegian (email@example.com
* Cover photo & layout design by Chris Way
Thank you: Gwen (for sparking this project into existence), Michelle, Andrew, Robert, Father, Mother, Allison, Estella, Ricardo, Melissa, Sophia, Anthony, Jason, Jess Hotchkiss, Rebecca, & everyone else who has been there as a friend, listener & supporter. I am grateful to you all.
All songs (C) 2011-2012 Chris Way / Right Through The Years Records, BMI
All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.