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Moving On - single

by Michael William Gilbert

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A couple of years ago I did a series of pieces based on some of the various influences on my musical thinking and writing, with a focus on American roots music, which was a change from some of the more electronic oriented music that I have been working on since I started in the 70’s. Those tracks were written and recorded for a few reasons, a very important one being that this was music I loved but could not write or play when I was younger. I just didn’t have the chops, knowledge, or experience to write or play tight band/ensemble oriented music, and as a result (to paraphrase Groucho Marx), “I refused to join any band that would have me as a member!” Those pieces were initially not done with the idea of releasing them, although one of them eventually became “Canon of Flowers” on the album “Radio Omnibus”. The experiments led to my desire to do a driving blues/rock style track. This finally became real with “Moving On”. I’m doubting that this virtual band will be doing any live gigs, but I hope you enjoy listening in the meanwhile…!

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released February 26, 2021
MW Gilbert: percussion programming, percussion, synthesizer, bass & guitar samples
Anonymous (by choice): horns, sax, guitar, additional percussion

Recording and editing was done at my studio (Siri’s Little Corner) in Western Massachusetts, and in NYC. It was mixed by Gordon Davidson and mastered by Sean Magee, both at at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Design: MW Gilbert

Gibex 013 2021 (digital)

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Michael William Gilbert Amherst, Massachusetts

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

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