On June 22, 2011 four musicians met for the first time at a recording studio in Singapore. They entered a recording room, set up their instruments and with little discussion and no plan whatsoever, did what they do best - play music LIVE! 4 hours later, the result of this spontaneous combustion was The Riverwalk Session - 14 musical pieces bursting at the seams with intensity and emotion in a blend of styles that could never have been imagined or ever concocted.
Each track contains a mixture of styles and sounds only as unique and multi-cultural as the creators - a guitar and mandolin player from Kerala (India), a Singaporean classical singer, an American harmonica playin’ blues journeyman and a clarinet player who uses musical theory to fuse noise with music.
Prepare to be mesmerized by real music by real musicians playing acoustic instruments in a 3how way that can probably never be recreated! Until the next time*… if ever!
*at the time of release of this album in July 2012, the same bunch of musicians had not ever met or played music together after this recording….
All songs written, performed and produced by:
Amith Narayan - guitar, mandolin, hand percussion and backing vocals
Bani Haykal - clarinet, maui xaphoon, cymbals, flute and guitar
Curtis King – guitar, slide and harmonica
Wilson Goh – vocals
Co-produced by Stephen Black
This entire session was recorded at SAE, Singapore on June 22, 2011 as a single take with no edits
Recording engineered and supervised by Giri Shanker
Recording assistants: Wei Liang, Li Ting and Gerard William
Mixed by Anand Krishna at SAE, Singapore
Mastered by Sven Heise at Farmhouse Mastering, Hamburg, Germany
Art Direction and Cover Photo by Stephen Black
Cover design by Peter Dean
Special Thanks to Dennis Phee and everyone at SAE who made this recording possible
No Auto Tune, resampling, chorus, amp simulators and other special effects were used in the production of this album.
3how believes in the ethical welfare, wellness and well-being of sound engineers and none of them were unduly harmed in the production of this album.