1999 – album as Column 3-57
I started this project with the idea of it being a covers album. Of course part way into Icehouse’s “Trojan Blue” I had to admit that not only was I not quite the musician I needed to be, but my 1 semitone vocal range wasn’t going to do justice to anyone. That song turned into “Sailing Catamarans On Blue Water” and the idea of a symphony started to brew.
I had listened to some Tchaikovsky and was taken with how influential he appeared to have been for several of the early electronic musicians. The styles were too similar to ignore. My symphony clearly wan’t that but the album ends with a suite of pieces.
The symphony idea didn’t exactly die but in many way this is the last real Column 3-57 album and my first to go straight to CD.
Transport Suite – Air broke some new ground for me. The rolling feel and syncopation were things I had never managed before.
Piece on Collonades Column 3-57 Sampler