Today sees the release of my sixth album, Between The Earth and Sky.
It is dedicated to my brave and graceful lady Tso Po Lin.
She has been my muse and my reason for making music, and today is her birthday.
The 10 tracks were recorded over the last year and a half, with the exception
of the final song, which was an on-going project for well over a decade.
Ironically, it was originally meant to be the opening track of my first album,
but Fate decided that it was to be the closer on this one. Symmetry.
The album contains two previously unpublished tracks.
The opening track Foreign Land was in fact an unexpected by-product
of a never-completed collab with Lenny. I’d like to thank him for giving me the chance to be inspired to write the
words and melody, and for allowing me to reclaim them from that time and to use them here.
On Not Enough you’ll hear the dulcet tones
of Wim Koopman—but this time singing, not saxing—along with my lovely sister Maree.
I thank them for their wonderful input into this project, and for Maree’s husband (and my best friend) Ken Whitton
for engineering the vocal session with her in Sydney.
This album is also my last and marks my departure from music forums and from the Cubase community.
I’ve had a great eight years here and I want to thank everyone I’ve interacted with and who supported, assisted, instructed, inspired
or challenged me. There were many, many of you. Countless, in fact. I have fond memories of you all.
I’m very much indebted to those generous players who contributed to all my previous recordings,
especially Alex, Joe, Peter, Wim, Dave, Felix and Taylor.
Thanks too to all those other posters whose music I enjoyed over the years. It was
great to listen to, critique and appreciate your work. Some of your CDs are in my collection.
To those I was privileged to collaborate with on their own projects, cheers for having me part of your work.
Also, I will remember the Cubasers I was lucky enough to meet in person.
Thanks for finding the time to hook up and to share your time with me, and some
have been correspondents and friends via email or letter. I will stay in touch.
Thank you one and all for an unforgettable part of my life.
A lot of Cubase people simply disappear, but I wanted to say “Farewell”.
Best wishes to you all.