Hello. My wife, Michelle, and I have a music + poetry duet called The Dwindlers and we are pleased to announce the release of our album, “Beautiful Unfamiliar.” This work is a collection of love songs for Europe, and we are so excited to share it.
You can read a little about our process on Michelle’s blog, but here’s a descriptive vignette:
My boots tap cobblestone. Bicyclists whirl past me, tires on the street, trams, and the echo of a train. I am walking through colors. Everything is gauzy, dappled in pale pink and light brown. The buildings curve. I wander among them thinking that they have stories inside, histories to tell. The balconies drip with freshly watered flowers and clothing out to dry in the wind. I smell bread and coffee. I want a beer, some sausage, and honey cake. I am listening to conversations in Dutch, German, Czech, and French. I hear a waltz and then a polka, and I want to cry because I miss my grandparents. This city is memory, my stories, once home, once family, familiar, beautiful unfamiliar…
If you’re open to ambient/jazz/folk/poetry (ambijazz poetronica? ) please give it a go and thank you so much for listening!