Practical Candle Magic

by The Rain Garden

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A classic album of atmospheric world music fusion.

Re-issued on CD for the first time, this atmospheric classic features a host of exotic instruments and great musical interplay.

Mary Browne had just joined the band and it was clear the group was moving away from sitar/guitar/piano duets and were becoming interested in a new overall sound. The keyboard washes were triggered live by a sequencer. Polebrook was a piece designed around a multitrack sequence. On Behind the Real world CC & CP imrpovised over live sounds from a microphone placed in the street outside the studio. Mary's soaring voice and percussion helped keep things moving and allowed CC & CP to move to other instruments without breaking the flow. The fretless zitherbass was and the hammer dulcimer were designed and built by Carl.

Although they had access to an ADAT there is relatively little overdubbing on the album, - just on a couple of tracks. They were keen to still have the feel of their live sound.

This was always a favourite album of fans of the group and it holds a special place for the band as well. A strong mysterious atmosphere flows through the whole album.

Influences - Oregon, Alan Stivell, Stephan Micus, Okay Temiz, Terry Riley, ECM

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released October 10, 1991

Chris Conway - piano, keyboards, guitars, kalimba, tin whistle, laud, bamboo flute, bombarde, zither, melodica, percussion, voice.
Carl Peberdy - sitar, tabla, bamboo whistle, percussion, fretless zitherbass, bowed psaltery, hammer dulcimer.
Mary Browne - percussion, voice, alto saxophone

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