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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.

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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.
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