Inspired by HD Thoreau’s book, this imaginary soundtrack is a personal sonic interpretation of this ecological, metaphysical and free-thinking manifesto.
Reading the book, as I pictured myself lost in the outdoors, living in the forests of the great Northeast, in an isolated cabin, near a lake, WALDEN is the soundtrack that started playing in my head. A comforting companion to a solitary life, away from all the fuss, connected to Nature, amongst the trees and wildlife.
Fishing, seeds growing, plants blooming, trees creaking, animals leaping, birds flying, bugs harvesting, leaves rustling, the wind blowing, rain falling, snow melting, ice cracking, are all part of this OST to a movie that only exists in my (and now hopefully your) imagination.
Meditative, organic, all natural, this piece of music was put together on an analog Fostex M80 reel to reel 8 Track, on a single LPR35 tape, with all analog instruments, and found its way to an audio cassette tape. All flaws and parasite noises were left unharmed and unfiltered, hopefully giving it texture, sincerity and richness, as grown from the earth.
Immerse yourself. Listen to these sounds when working at home, as a podcast on your daily commute, for your morning run, daydreaming next to the fireplace or on a front porch star gazing.
Listen. Breath. Meditate. Dream. Allow your spirit to wander.
All instruments, recording and mixing by Guillaume Fresneau (www.guillaumefresneau.com)
Themes (Tracklist) :
A Bridge to the Moon / Where I Lived and What I Lived for / Higher Laws / The Ponds / A Trout in the Milk / Brute Neighbors / Nut Brook Meadow / Dead Trees Love the Fire
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