All of the pieces on this work were created without overdubbing. The percussive techniques here were utilized in one take as part of the performance. Altered tunings, creative melodic and harmonic styles and textures, percussive techniques utilizing world rhythms characterize this work. Borrowing from Afro/Cubano and South American rhythmic devices, Balkan, Middle European and Middle Eastern melodies, Shadowland is a rich blend of the familiar and not so familiar.
The compositions are biographical in nature. Their stories are enchanting wordless tales. The theme of the album as well as the songs are meant to convey that we live in two worlds at once.
“We live in the Shadowland, somewhere between nothingness and eternity, mostly unaware of forces and spirits we do not understand.”