A few weeks back I spent some time recording with Laurence Pangaro, who specializes in Viola da Gamba and Hawaiian Lap Steel. The parts were written several months ago in anticipation of Laurence’s return from a tour of Italy. I am excited to be working with him again. The direction I have been taking with the new recordings is a definite departure from the produced sound of Turnstile. I hope to present an album with a nostalgic quality, free of copy and pasting, looping, cropping and fixing. Fingers on strings, the absence of perfect metronomically defined rhythms and deep breaths before crescendo’s are to be expected.