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his I is the fourth recording from itsnotyouitsme, the duo of the two prolific and highly regarded New York musicians guitarist Grey Mcmurray and violinist/composer Caleb Burhans. In the midst of successful solo careers, Burhans and Mcmurray began playing together in 2003 under this moniker, blending and distilling their mutual love of everything from Brian Eno to J.S. Bach and Pink Floyd. Since then, the pair has carved out a unique niche in the musical scene with their ambient, post-rock, jazz-tinged and genre-defying instrumental soundscapes.
Like the duo's first three albums on New Amsterdam Records — walled gardens, fallen monuments, and everybody's pain is magnificent — This I continues itsnotyouitsme’s exploration of
ambient sound worlds, but for the first time, creative voices outside the Mcmurray/Burhans mind meld are welcomed into the fold. The duo welcomes two highly influential and widely admired artists, bassist Skúli Sverrisson and vocalist Theo Bleckmann, to expand itsnotyouitsme's sonic horizons and breathe new life into their compositional process.
Works on This Recording
This I by Caleb Burhans
Theo Bleckmann (Voice),
Skuli Sverrisson (Double Bass)
if the ground is covered, are we still outside?
things past are pretty now
long tales of short lived victories
wrinkling into a beautiful and broken world
sometimes it's hard being alive seeing bright stars in the sky
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