Republished with permission from David Leask
Today is the release of my new record, “Voyageur In Song”, songs written on and with the Six String Nation guitar, nick-named Voyageur. This incredible instrument is made of 64 pieces of Canadian history and culture. I have written songs about a group of those pieces and their inspiring stories. There’s a reason they call this record “release” day. It’s a time to finally let the songs go, to let them make their own way in the world and have all those vibrations, melodies and lyrics slowly land on people’s ears. Find out more about the project and order a copy or download here.
Speaking of vibrations, one interesting fact about the new record is that every song was recorded at A = 432 Hz. What does that mean, I hear you say? Well, every instrument on this recording is tuned 8 cycles per second lower than regular concert pitch which is A = 440 Hz. It’s a tuning that apparently was used for thousands of years by Egyptians, Greeks, Tibetan monks and indeed, Verdi composed his operas in A = 432. I first heard about it from world renowned bassist, Victor Wooten at a camp he held outside of Nashville. I decided to try it out and have been using it frequently while playing live. It always feels good to me, something different, more relaxed than regular pitch. I guess you’ll have to have a listen to the new record and find out for yourself!
NOTHING BUT A STREAMER
If you’re wondering if the new record is available on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, the answer is yes and you can find links here. I do understand the convenience of these services but I would be remiss if I didn’t say they have gone a long way to gutting music sales for independent artists like myself, making it harder to survive. If you stream my music, please consider making a donation directly to me at paypal.me/davidleaskmusic or order a CD for yourself or as a gift. It’s a beautiful package wrapped in an original painting and colourful booklet with background stories and lyrics.
IN THE NEWS
The press machine is in full swing and I’ve done a couple of regional CBC interviews in BC & PEI that will air on Monday. If you want to keep tabs on where the music is taking me, please consider following me on Facebook @DavidLeaskMusic on Twitter & Instagram @LeaskExpected.
Thanks as always for reading and listening.
Meet you in the music,
Six String Nation guitar image by Doug Nicholson