was recorded over a period of seven years (or so) in a home studio in
Full disclosure: It’s not really seven songs about seven, more like four songs about seven and three more about other things.
started as a relatively conventional acoustic singer-songwriter project
(think Gordon Lightfoot), but things got a little weird when I started
mixing (think Brian Eno).
It’s mostly ambience and acoustic guitar and vocals, with occasional
electric guitar and synth. Almost no percussion at all.
I left in a lot of the “rough edges” because I thought they helped to
create a sense of space. Or something like that.
So what’s the
deal with the number seven? Fair question. I don’t think anyone knows
for sure. The number just keeps showing up in all sorts of mythological
and religious contexts pretty much all over the world. It seems to be
mostly centered on the Middle East, but it also shows up in Hindu and
Buddhist and Native American cultures. Most notably here
By the way, 7sleepers is me. My name is Robin. I have a dayjob.
I forgot to say that 7 is my favorite number. Perhaps it was meant to be to meet a night like this. What if the 7sleepers made a live album with David? Time and space would over collapse into infinity. Keep your eye on Robin, he will be ft in future podcasts to come.. or even for a chit chat!
What do you feel when you listen to 7sleepers?