BLUE HIGHWAYS VOL 2
Mount Maxwell's electronic tribute to the original BC Ferries fleet and Gulf Island communities of the 1970's continues, with a second installment of oceanic synths, phased string machines, and aquatic field recordings. This is a lengthier, more emotionally revealing album than it's predecessor, veering from optimism and exuberance to reflection and quietude, all the while exuding a tangible sense of nostalgia for a vanished British Columbia. A deeply satisfying conclusion to this unique project.
Recorded at Hotham Sound mobile studios, Vancouver, BC, 2016-18. Instruments used: Korg Poly61, Crumar Performer, Elektronika EM-25, Arp Odyssey, Yamaha CS10, Casiotone 701, Rhythm Ace FR-6, Alesis MMT-8.