“Nine days of Winter” is an album of spontaneous, minimalist music for piano. By mid february my piano was to be tuned, and each time that happens I think that is a waste not using that days in which the piano keeps an almost-perfect tuning to record something. As I had no new stuff for piano, I decided to call my friends and fellow musicians from Madrid to meet during 9 days just to play, create spontaneous music and record everything, in order to publish the music later.
Unfortunately, none of my friends could join me for that nine days, so I decided to play and record them myself. The process took place between the 20th and 28th of February, days of cold weather, rain, wind and snow here in Madrid. This album is the result of that nine days of winter, a disc of melancholic, intimate, minimalist music. The songs are all improvised as they were recorded just while the music was being played, directly in first takes. Hope you’ll enjoy it.
The songs include the following samples: “Nueve Días de Invierno” includes “Kiev Train Station” by Bram. “6:00 am” includes “Film Camera” by Bjorn Red Tail. “Copos de Nieve” includes “Breath” by Uncle Sigmund. “El peso del silencio” includes “Athens binaural” by kfnlk. “Una hora de lluvia incesante” includes “Storm in Oregon rain forest” by Dave in Camas. “Escapaste por el ventanal abierto” includes “Treehouse during storm” by Dave in Camas also.
released March 12, 2010
Nacho -- piano, samples, found sounds, background noise.