Into The Sky Above - 3 (more) Winter Songs - available now!
March 14, 2016
"Into The Sky Above" is a continuation of The Sun Harmonic's anticipated Winter project, offering 3 more piano songs to you, your family and friends. A follow up to 2015's After We Fly, this EP features new piano songs that reach towards the pop and classical influences that built Winter.
NOTICE: The full programme - a 22 song double LP - “ WINTER ” - coming winter 2017
My "WINTER" Timeline:
Compose C Major Fermata on the keys.
Winter 2010, 11, 12, 13, 14':
Keep writing seasonal songs for the piano.
Start recording the album, visit two grand pianos and spend one week in studio isolation.
Release "After We Fly" - a preview of 8 winter songs.
Release "Into The Sky Above" - another selection of 3 winter songs.
Release "Winter" (fingers crossed) - a concept album, a double-LP, a crazy idea?
Composed and recorded by The Sun Harmonic
All songs written during the winter months from 2010 to 2013
Kaleb Hikele performs: vocals, piano + keyboards, ukulele + guitars, cello, (trk 2+ 3), hand percussions, glockenspiel, whistling sounds etc.
Accompanists (in order of appearance): Nika Smith ( harmony, trk. 1 ) Scott MacPhee ( cymbal with blanket, trk. 1 ) Tanya Semple ( harmony, trk. 1 )
Record Producer: The Sun Harmonic Lyricist / Composer: Kaleb N. Hikele Sound Recording / Mix Engineer: K. Hikele Mastering Engineer: Tom Murray
Off-the-floor performances - piano & vocal - took place during the winter of 2014 in two sessions: A) The Rose Room Recording Studio ( Toronto ) Mon. March 3rd - engineered by Warren Hutton B) The Chalet Recording Studio ( Claremont ) Sun. March 9th - engineered by Josh Bowman
The remaining chemistry was conducted, over the next 168 hours and so on, in the basement lab titled: C) The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio ( Riverdale )
Thank you to all who helped and inspired.
Special thanks to Warren Hutton, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Dave Skrtich and Jen Routhier for their creative input, consultation and honesty that shaped this release.
"Winter" is here! My concept album, 8 years in the making, is now yours to experience...