Using 100-year-old cylinder recordings as the starting point for new compositions – chopping them up, reordering them and playing along with them – Adrian Lane has built a collection of completely new compositions called Playing With Ghosts.
“I’ve always liked the idea of collage and often include this in my visual art,” says Adrian. “So I wanted to do something that incorporated this approach in my music. If there is any kind of concept to the album, it probably centres around the way sound can change over time and as well as people’s perception of the sound.”
A painter by profession, Adrian often works on music and paintings simultaneously. You can see more of his work at his Adrian Lane: Art & Music page.
"... the music of Adrian Lane is nostalgic and tidy, like an old mansion whose curtains have been thrown open and whose floors have been swept" – a closer listen
"Playing With Ghosts shows off Adrian Lane's undeniable talent in sculpting gracious, lovely pieces by looking towards the past, embracing its imperfections to make something a little more perfect" – Beach Sloth
Read an interview with Adrian Lane by Ron Schepper at Textura.