I began writing this album back in early 2018. At the time, I was working and writing out of my small, dark bedroom studio in my Chicago apartment. The project was born out of a desire to get out of that claustrophobic space and to go out into the wilderness and explore. To escape from everyday distractions and stresses and to be in a place of calm. I wanted to create music that got me out of that space and hopefully inspires others to do the same. I was inspired early on by the beautiful imagery of the vast wilderness in the Pacific Northwest. I wondered what the dense, lush forests, flowing rivers, and immense mountains would sound like musically. And so, I composed 10 pieces to reflect what I felt that would sound like, a sound track for exploring the wilderness. I traveled with cinematographer and photographer Grant Boutiette to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State where we spent 5 days filming and photographing the wilderness. With that footage, editor Andre De Matheu and I have created 3 videos each featuring a track from the album. I've also compiled a collection of photographs from the trip that, along with the videos and most importantly, the music, I hope inspires you to go out, explore, and discover.
Composed and produced by: Philip G Anderson
Piano: Philip G Anderson
Violin: Dave Edwards
Cello: Erin Cassel
Mixed by: Philip G Anderson
Mastered by: Taylor Deupree (12K Mastering)
Strings recorded in: Porter Performing Arts Center, Porterdale, GA
Recording engineer: Philip G Anderson
Album artwork photograph: Grant Boutiette
Album artwork design: Philip G Anderson
Graphic design: Ken Cao
Photography by: Grant Boutiette & Philip G Anderson
Cinematography by: Grant Boutiette
Editing: Andre DeMatheu
Color grading: Andre DeMatheu
Eric Waldron, Buncie Lanners, Abigail Coggin, The Newton County Arts Association,
Carl & Doreen Morgan, Liz Stillerman, Bill & Renee Anderson
- Gezeitenstrom -
"On a level that can touch a person immediately, thanks to romantic soundscapes on an exorbitant understanding of music"
- Rural Sounds -
"The strings are absolutely stunning. Seriously. The warmth they carry is quite spectacular and they create the perfect spacious background. Floating in a perfect harmony above the strings is a light and airy piano melody. It has an inspiring sound to it, and gives you a bit of inspiration and hope"
- Phenom'enon -
"we are continuously drifting in the company of these instruments, as if the flow of a brook that is flowing deep in the woods that are surrounded by mountains came alive in musical pictures"
" wilderness is embraced by weightlessness, beauty, meaning, admiration"