Runestone – Stonehenge

20 03 2009

folder10Runestone – Stonehenge
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 48:05 min | 1994 | 126 MB | 10% Recovery Record

The idea to collaborate on an album started as a result of hearing Medwyn Goodall’s album Excalibur.    This album was the soon-to-be duo’s first exposure to New Age music and first impressions were to prove both profoundly inspirational and lasting.

Writing and recording Stonehenge started out as a partly social, partly curiosity thing, with Chris and Robert getting together once a week with an assortment of guitars and keyboards, some steam driven recording equipment and loads of cups of tea.

During those early days, and without the benefit of any sophisticated recording kit, this album took a lot of effort to produce.  All kinds of noise-making devices were tried out to create some of the strange background sounds that make the music distinctive and atmospheric, including bead curtains, garden canes and metal lampshades.  Scraping the ridged handle of a disposable razor made the dolphin-like clicking effect in “The Moon’s Gift”.

01 – Ancient Stones
02 – Whispered Secrets
03 – The Moon’s Gift
04 – First Light
05 – Sunrise
06 – New Beginnings
07 – The Highest Place
08 – The View Beyond

Part 1 | Part 2

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