"At that instant he saw, in one blaze of light, an image of unutterable conviction, the reason why the artist works and lives and has his being - the reward he seeks - the only reward he really cares about, without which there is nothing. It is to snare the spirits of mankind in nets of magic, to make his life prevail through his creation, to wreak the vision of his life, the rude and painful substance of his own experience, into the congruence of blazing and enchanted images that are themselves the core of life, the essential pattern whence all other things proceed, the kernel of eternity."
--- Thomas Wolfe, "Of Time and the River"
released February 18, 2018
MW Gilbert: modular synthesizer, synthesizers,
samplers, loops, electronics, percussion
Adam Holzman: keyboards <01>, acoustic piano <06>,
electric piano <07>
Mark Walker: drums <07>
Four for Music and Sofia Session Orchestra <02>: flute - Peter Kolev; bassoon - Nikolay Vesigin; violins - Irina Stoyanova, Petya Dimitrova, Gergana Deliyska, Smilyana Lozanova, Petya Miroleskowa, Ivailo Danailov; vibraphone - Nikola Petrov; conductor - Lyubo Denev Jr.
Supreme Tracks: drums <05>, violin, cello, fretless electric bass <07>, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon <09>
Anonymous: guitar, mandolin, dobro <05>
MW Gilbert (Gibex Music BMI) except: "Onomatopia", "Of Time and the River", and "The Widening Sky" by MW Gilbert (Gibex Music BMI) and Adam Holzman (Ammonia Lisa Music ASCAP)
Sirius' Little Corner (MA): MW Gilbert - engineer
Adam Holzman parts - Secret Laboratory (NY): Adam Holzman - engineer
Mark Walker parts - Coolidge Hill Studio (MA): Mark Walker - engineer
Sofia Session Orchestra parts - Sofia Session Studio (Sofia, Bulgaria): Plamen Penchev - engineer
Supreme Tracks parts - Supreme Tracks (NY): Jake Gakovik - producer
MW Gilbert at Sirius' Little Corner (MA) except: "The Widening Sky" by Lewis Jones at Abbey Road Studios (London, UK)
Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios (London, UK) except: "TimeSpace" and Cloud Limbo Land" by MW Gilbert at Sirius' Little Corner (MA)
Adele Gladstone-Gilbert, Daniel Gilbert, Adam Holzman, Mark Walker, Jake Gakovik, Yuliyan Stoyanov, Jonathan Dimond, John Yaffé, Sean Magee, Lewis Jones, Peter Kaukonen, John Duesenberry, Hampshire College Music, Nalia Sanchez at Eventide, and Sirius.
Michael William Gilbert grew up in Connecticut and Brussels, where he first encountered the music of Varese and Pierre
Henry, and music of India, Africa, and Japan. After studying EE at MIT, he studied at the Boston School of Electronic Music, later working there as a teacher and designer of custom synthesis systems. He then studied at and graduated with a degree in music from Hampshire College....more