The “Paper Sailer” recording project was an effort to embrace more with less.
This session was recorded on reel to reel tape in the hope to
achieve the warmest tone possible. The musicians were
encouraged not to prepare or listen to the music prior to
recording, which inspires several things in a musical moment:
intuition....listening.... This spontaneity gave the musicians a
chance to interpret the space in the music more freely.
Experiencing the movement of water inspired this music.
Water is a traveler by nature. Rivers....water highways....
seas of larger mass.... The “Paper Sailer” is a song vessel.
Camelia Delk - Viola, Vocals
Aaron Ballance - Dobro, Pedal Steel
Galen Kipar - Classical and Steel Guitars, Harmonica & Vocals.
Recorded, Engineered & Mastered in Roanoke, Va by Jake Dempsey.
Produced by Galen Kipar
Artwork (Collage Art) by Frieda Kipar
Please go to one of our websites to view Lyrics, Calendar, and other info.
“Small-scale symphony: the GKP brings big ideas into simple songs. Paper Sailer (08’) seems to be a metaphor for anything brave and fragile on that boundless sea of possibility... the simple combination of dobro, classical guitar, viola and male/female vocal harmonies - is remarkably effective, giving the recording a simple, almost elegant feel. David Cole, Mountain Xpress 2008
Galen Kipar has been busy creating music over the past years, which is one of the qualities that has helped make him a fixture on the Asheville music scene since his move to the city. He’s releasing his third album, in as many years, this month with a CD release show at the Grey Eagle on Thursday. Jaime Mckee, Citizen Times 2008
“Playfully pushing the edge, could be an accurate take on The Galen Kipar Project’s music as a whole. It is smart, daring, and unashamed to own up to its classical and jazz roots.” Kim Clark, Asheville Magazine 2007
“...this brilliant young artist. Never settling for conventional melodic or lyrical choices, everything about Galen Kipar’s music says that he is most certainly a thinker. With string quartet, tuba, the sounds of playing children, classical guitars and church bells artfully woven through the complex-yet accessible-tunes, the songs on Why it’s Needed (07’) ...” Kim Clark, Asheville Magazine 2007