lee new album description.
leehoward’s Newest Release... “Generosity”,
The 3rd in a Trilogy of Albums:
2010‘s “Prayers for the Living”
2011’s “10,000 Mercies”
Gloablistic instruments, floating in and out over lee’s delicious bass playing - mindmelded with poetics, ruminations and ancient texts concerning Mayan Prophesies. Flutes, saz's, ric drums, doumbecks, griots, erhu's:lee has scoured his inner mind to bring you this musicaluniverse.
“This is my second album created solely right here in my home studio. Its been very different creating this music on my own- I am from the old school where musicians in a room write songs together. Based on that thought, this is the band I wish I had, and though these are not ‘songs’ in the classic sense, there was an attempt to make them less abstract than I had before. The new software has presented me with new ways of architecting music- backed by a full rich band, it is my job , as artist, arranger, composer, to draw the humanity out- to add the soul in.
With these three albums I feel like I've achieved just that. This music is about the larger world, the world outside of ourselves- there is a meta-community we are a part of, we are as connected to each other as the sky is to the rain. It is LOVE that waters us, makes us grow, blossom, and with the help of the Sun, we interconnect with each, like morning glories, roses, wild in the woods, living side by side with the forest- self contained ecosystems who only thrive with each other. This work is about all of the thoughts, news, disasters, my own internal transformations and evolutions these past three years- sprinkled generously with thoughts and readings and of the awakening predicted by the Mayan Calendar - 2012...
a turning point for all of humanity,
lifting a finger, liberating oneself from the mundane...
thinking outside of yourself...