Dandelions, metallic coffee can full of nails (1)
Dandelions, djembe, metallic coffee can, cigar tube (2)
Dandelions, maple tree leaf, coffee can, nut tree twigs (3)
Nut tree leaf, broken nut tree twigs, djembe (4)
Ivy Leaf, willow leaf, dandelions, rye grass, wild oats, djembe (5)
Rye grass, wild oats, grass, vines, djembe (6)
Ivy leaf, dandelions, fir tree cone, pine tree cone, djembe (7)
Dandelions, ivy leaf, maple leaf, rye grass, wild oats, cigar tube , djembe (8)
Dandelions and leaves were blown into, grasses were held between my teeth and plucked on tunes no.5 and 6, rubbed and shaken on tune no.7,
The cones were scratched, the coffee can was shaken, the cigar tube was hit with a stick, the nut tree twigs were hit for tune no.3 and broken fore tune no.4,
The djembe was played normally..
This album was made by recording, sampling and putting together most of these sounds, like they do for electronic music.
All themes and solos were improvised.
Pitch was not altered.
A little reverb was added (mostly for the grasses) and the djembe was sometimes filtered to get more bass (it's a smaller one)
No other effects were used..
All compositions and arrangements by Iordache
Recorded in my living room between May 1 and May 25, 2016.
Edited and mixed by Iordache
Additional mixing by Sorin Romanescu at StartRec Studio, Bucharest.
Mother Nature, Sun Ra, Tom Zé, Hermeto Pascoal and Utu Pascu for inspiration.
Guitarist David Etié for lending me a microphone and percussionist Emi Ionescu for lending me the djembe,
Nina and Medicine Madison for support
Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott - I watched "Alien" on the TV with the sound turned off while recording Sambao (Reprise)
Cafe Globo - Brasil (the can)
released December 26, 2017
Iordache - all instruments, recording, editing, mixing
Sorin Romanescu - additional mixing
Photography and design by Medicine Madison.