Samples from the new SAND album “A Sleeper, Just Awake”

After eighteen months of work, the new SAND album is finally here.

SAND is the moniker for solo undertakings by North Atlantic Oscillation frontman Sam Healy. I’ve known Sam for a long time, and I have been involved in all three of the North Atlantic Oscillation albums. I’ve also worked on both SAND albums. We have both grown together as “technologists”, always bouncing ideas off each other and pointing each other in the direction of new sounds, plugins, artists, writers… Continue reading

Recording bowed guitar for the new SAND album

This is a clip of me playing some guitar for the track “Berceuse”, from the upcoming SAND album “A Sleeper, Just Awake”. It was recorded by Sam Healy (of SAND) in Whitespace on one of his visits.

Toward the beginning of work on the album, Sam and I met up both in Edinburgh and Dublin to trawl through ideas for new music. Many of Sam’s initial sketches had deliberate “Pete-shaped gaps” left in them for me to work within. This is the result of me populating one of those gaps.
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SAND – “Destroyer” excerpt

This is one of my favourite songs on the first SAND album. Sam recorded the tracks using Sonar, and we mixed the album by having him bring his laptop over and connecting the video and audio outs to my setup, allowing me to mix with my monitors but using his set of plugins exclusively. This way he had the option to “undo some of my cleansing” as he put it!

Anyway here it is, enjoy.