Vancouver Island producer and multi-instrumentalist Dane Letourneau (Gold & Shadow, The STACKS, Young Babylon) delivers a set of alternately haunting and upbeat minimalist pop tunes, supported by a big community of friends and collaborators.
Hindsight is 20/20, right? These songs explore things important to me - direction, place, community, environment, God - from a clearer perspective, kind of like looking down on yourself from somewhere above the clouds of confusion, doubt, and busyness.
This record also chronicles a journey away from a career path and life my heart was never fully set on, coming down from that “lofty and high” place when I’d “been alone, been afraid” for long enough (“1 vs. 0ther”). “How have we come this far, to turn around?” asks “wayfinding”, the first song I completed for this project.
After that other voices intrude and add to the story. “clips3” mourns a culture that doesn’t take seriously our impending climate crisis. “20after” is about how I met God in a snowy park in Stockholm at the moment I needed him most. “*without a sky” and “kingdom” conclude with the only thesis I’ve ever been able to maintain about this one and only life - without community, we don’t have much humanity at all.
Fittingly, this record is chock full of features from some of my best friends in this world, including Wes and Brandon who helped me pin down a fresh sound and Greg who told me what to make louder and what to just hit mute on. Finally, this record is for Jordan and Gabriel, my wife and son, my heart & soul.
released June 30, 2017
Wes Holmes - drums/percussion on 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 + piano on 5
Brandon Clarke - electric guitar on 2, 4, 6, 7 + vocals on 4, 7
Jordan Letourneau - vocals on 1, 2
Ray Gourlay - vocals on 1, 4
Jordan Lineker - sonic architecture on 3
Caleb Brown - vocals on 2
Jesse Janzen - bass guitar on 7
Recorded + produced by Dane Letourneau at Midnite City Studio
Mixed by Dane Letourneau with assistance from Greg Vandergrift
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering, Vancouver
Cover photo taken by Jordan Letourneau in an Oregon lava tube
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