The Retreat CD is a
fingerstyle and classical tunes. It didn't start out to be so Beatles
music heavy but that is how it turned out. Some of these
arrangements are mine and some are professional arrangements.
In September Heather and I went to St. Meinrads Archabbey in Indiana
for a week and a half long weaving conference. We drove our Rialta RV
there and back. While Heather attended the conference I
stayed in our room and using my Fostex
recorder recorded the songs for this CD. This CD is called Retreat for
a couple of different reasons. First because of where it was
recorded (in an Archabbey) and second because only a guitar
and sound effects were
used in its production. There are no vocals or keyboards or drums used
anywhere; just guitar. Most songs used only two tracks and
these were me playing exactly the same parts. This was done to make the
sound fuller. The free Audacity
sound processing program was used to
add sound effects and some minor signal processing.
This is as basic of recording as you can get. In the future I'll
probably go back to using the full band affect but the simplicity of
this recording project felt good to me as I did it. I hope you find
something on this disk enjoyable. Even the CD disk label is
Here are the tunes on the CD and then some.