|New studio album from Pink Floyd engineer / co-producer
Format: CD / Cat No: EANTCD21096 / Released: 02/06/2023
Track Listing: CD: 1. C-scape / 2. Circumnavigation East-West / 3. Derién Gap (1001 demons) / 4. Easy Street / 5. Egregore / 6. Fabula and syuzhet / 7. Fairmead / 8. Gas giant / 9. A never ending now / 10. Attenuation deficit / 11. Before-fore times / 12. Between Scylla and Charybdis
Blu-ray (High resolution 5.1 Surround sound and Dolby Atmos mixes): 1. C-scape / 2. Circumnavigation East-West / 3. Derién Gap (1001 demons) / 4. Easy Street / 5. Egregore / 6. Fabula and syuzhet / 7. Fairmead / 8. Gas giant / 9. A never ending now / 10. Attenuation deficit / 11. Before-fore times / 12. Between Scylla and Charybdis
More information: Eagerly awaited follow up to Andy Jackson’s acclaimed album ‘Signal To Noise’ (2014) and ‘73 Days At Sea’ (2016) sees this original musician and producer explore new musical ground.
‘Twelve Half Steps’ is a purely instrumental album; a fascinating collection of compositions in modal scales.
Andy explains: “Twelve half steps; Twelve modal scales; Twelve blank sheets of paper with rigid frames. Twelve exercises in style. Twelve rocks turned over, twelve objects underneath, each one half expected, half revealed.
The limitations were opportunities. Start walking in a prescribed direction, get to the corner, see what’s round that. The rigidity of the start creating a freedom of movement once in the landscape, knowing that there are no wrong answers. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. Each piece was started and finished before the next was considered. Each piece stands on its own, but they are linked as the same steps were traced on again and again. The same shapes but painted with different colours each time.”
As one would expect of a musician, engineer and producer of the pedigree of Andy Jackson, this new album is once again nothing short of impressive, both sonically and musically. The release also features a Blu-ray disc featuring 96 kHz / 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos Mixes.