released January 1, 2010
One voice alone may be the most common form of music in the world, though at the moment many people encounter it only in the lullaby or in the shower. So, for the time being, this recording represents both a radical idea and a lost art overdue for a comeback. Soul of the January Hills was about one hour and many years in the making - about an hour to sit down and sing 14 songs in a row as they came to me and many years of working to the point where I could do that well enough to want to share it beyond my immediate family. It's meant for listening, but you could also learn a couple of the songs and sing them yourself. As long as it doesn't bother the neighbors too much it might be a good thing. - Tim Eriksen, Amherst, MA, January 2010
(P) (C) 2010 Appleseed Recordings
APR CD 1120
All original elements (C) Tim Eriksen BMI
Recorded in a single unedited take with a Rode NT4 and Marantz PMD660 in a tower on the wall surrounding the Benedictine Abbey in Jaroslaw, Poland.
Mixed by Garrett Sawyer and Tim Eriksen, Northfire Recording Studio, Amherst, MA
Mastered by Jeff Lipton, Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA.
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
Photos by Tim Eriksen: transmission corridor near the January Hills, Amherst, MA.
Tim Eriksen portrait by Robert Tobey
Design by Sonya Cohen Cramer
Other Tim Eriksen CDs available on Appleseed:
APR CD 1080 Every Sound Below
APR CD 1053 Tim Eriksen
APR CD 1023 Cordelia's Dad: Spine