Book of Sand

from by Chris Way

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    Comes in a standard jewel case, with art and design by Chris Way.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Body Begins via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Title inspired by Jose Luis Borges short story. Little to no melodic material, simply cascading downward arpeggiation of a chord I fell in love with because of how it reminded me of Asian scales and, in particular, in a very loose way, the sounds of the koto.

I wanted mystery and a little tension here, as well as the vast sense of space that comes from silence. Also, as with much of the music on The Body Begins, silence was a core instrument here.

Note: the discarded cello track for this became the core of "The Dunes".


from The Body Begins, released April 25, 2012
Composed, recorded, engineered, produced by Chris Way
Additional engineering help from Andrew Parsegian



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NYC-based singer-songwriter + composer of folk-classical instrumentals

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