Andy Summers: Harmonics of the Night
2LP 12″ Album Coloured Vinyl (Limited Edition)
DISK 1 SIDE A
A Certain Strangeness
DISK 1 SIDE B
City of Crocodiles
Harmonics of the Night
DISK 2 SIDE A
Mirror in the Dirt
DISK 2 SIDE B
A Joint in West Kensington
Andy Summers – Guitar +
Produced by Andy Summers and Dennis Martin Smith
Recorded and Mixed by Dennis Martin Smith
Recorded at Hill of Beans, Venice California
All compositions by Andy Summers
Reve a Deux Music, BMI
Administered by Modern Works Music Publishing
Photography by Andy Summers
Design by Andy Summers and Andrew Behla
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Flickering Shadow Records
Distributed by Cargo Records
©2021 Andy Summers, All Rights Reserved
Harmonics of the Night is the third in what I’ve conceived of as a trilogy of recordings. Following on from ‘Metal Dog’ and ‘Triboluminescence’.
The music for Harmonics of the Night came from a real-life situation, which was the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of my photography at the Pavilion Populaire in Montpellier.
I was able to visit the museum in advance of the opening and decided this time (instead of the usual unsuitable music being played by the whatever gallery!) that I must make a music installation to accompany the photography on the wall, a piece that could be looped and thus provide a continual musical counterpoint to the visual.
I made a twenty-minute single guitar improvisation. A Certain Strangeness: This piece put a certain approach in my head and pointed me in the direction of eleven more tracks. These pieces which vary from minimalist approaches to African influenced dance pieces and are what I consider the sonic parallels to the photography.