The FingerPainting Sessions

The FingerPainting Sessions Vol I

The FingerPainting Sessions Vol I

The FingerPainting Sessions Vol II

The FingerPainting Sessions Vol II

Last winter, Steve Lawson did a tour in the US with Daniel Berkman, featuring Artemis on vocals. Until they were setting up their gear, Steve and Daniel had never met, and yet, instead of doing two separate gigs they took the risk and decided to perform as a duo. It worked.

Steve Lawson records every note he ever plays, which means by the end of the tour he had a lot of recorded material, over ten hours worth. What to do with it?

He could have released a best of, but decided to release as a multi-album set on a memory stick, plus release as individual albums on bandcamp.

Finger Painting — Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman

Finger Painting — Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman

Four months of mixing, mastering, writing of sleeve notes, he was able to released on a memory stick in a neat little box with sleeve notes. Five of the albums to date have been released on bandcamp.

Today, he has released on bandcamp The FingerPainting Sessions, a two volume album. Volume I and Volume II are available on bandcamp, and The FingerPainting Sessions will be released as a double CD next week.

Artemis will release an album of the vocals from the tour next week.

The opening of Familiar Territory, the first track on Volume I, could be, if I did not know, Vangelis, then half way through Pink Floyd, or to be more specific David Gilmour.

More on the background to FingerPainting, how it came about, can be found on Medium.

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One Response to “The FingerPainting Sessions”

  1. keithpp Says:

    “Steve, Why Is Your Music So Cheap?”
    https://keithpp.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/steve-why-is-your-music-so-cheap/

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