The Beginning

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

This piece started (unusually for the album) with a little Garage Band sketch on my iPad. It sat dormant for a while and a few months later I hooked it up to my modular rig.
It stayed instrumental for months
Only at the very end of the project did the idea emerge to try the Genesis text.
I needed the right atmosphere to record. I often pass
Wesley's Chapel in City Road (close to my studio) but I had never been in. One quiet afternoon I took my iPhone in and did a few takes. Reverentially. A magical session.