one less than a perfect square

by Glenn Geiger

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1.
turn 09:31
2.
echo wagon 06:11
3.
threes 07:05
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twins 07:45
6.
keeping time 06:29
7.
ways fall 10:33
8.
chunk 08:11
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about

This is my second instrumental record, written and recorded during 2019/20 in our home in Stockbridge, MA.

There are a lot of three's happening for me in these songs - in their construction, time, count. Once I heard it happening more, I looked for ways to do it intentionally. We have twin 3-year-old girls, and they worked their way into the music. Literally on the song twins, but kids are a big part of a dad's life, so their influence took different forms here.

I tried collaborating again, asking Ed Stein to write and perform piano, organ, Rhodes piano, and clav. Ryan Johnson came up with some excellent drum beats and hand drums. Joe Gilmartin played guitar for me on ways fall. And Allen Hamlin wrote bass lines and recorded drums.

I hope I can take what I learned from making this record to write a new one that uses vocals again. Adding the vocal changes what I'm hearing in the music. So this record tries to ask the listener not to look for meaning, but to find whatever they want and feel whatever comes.

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released January 10, 2021

Written, performed, and produced by Glenn Geiger and recorded and mixed by Glenn and Allen Hamlin in our home studios in Stockbridge and Lee, MA. Mastered by Allen Hamlin.

Ed Stein played piano on almost every song. If you hear the piano and it’s good, then it’s Ed. You can hear him on all of my recordings and I hope some new ones.

Ryan Johnson played drums on ways fall and turn, and hand drums and things on health connector.

Allen Hamlin played bass on chunk, health connector, keeping time, and turn.

Joe Gilmartin played guitar on keeping time.

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