The term has lost much of its meaning, being used so often in common speech and advertising hyperbole that it almost passes us by when we hear it. Yet beauty is really at the heart of Free Floating and is expressed consistently throughout this new work by Silvercord.
When something is beautiful it affects us on different levels. At the surface there is something pleasing to the senses, something that draws us in and holds us in a place of simple appreciation. These pieces do that. The subtle shifting chords and drones create a gentle echoing space that feels like a beautiful place to just be.
But more than just pleasing, beauty touches us more deeply and more profoundly. The pleasant sensations are the leaves and branches of a tree with deep roots that reach down to the deeper core of us and grow from those places of richer experience and meaning. The themes explored in this music dig deeply, posing questions of life and death that are at the center of being human.
And so I’m proud to be releasing I Smiled Because I Knew That Death Is But A Door on Free Floating and am happy to welcome Silvercord to the artist roster. This music represents another step in his maturing musical vision and expands the depth—and beauty—of the Free Floating oeuvre.
Released October 24, 2012
Composed, performed, recorded and mastered by Geoff Nostrant (Silvercord)