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by Sean Wayland

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beautiful 06:46
arc etude 07:12
oberheim 07:14
little bay 05:37
wayland solo 05:50
vibulator 02:04
xpanda 04:15


released October 1, 2007

Engineer Jon Rosenberg
recorded at " the studio " in soho june 2006

jochen rueckert : drums
matt penman : bass
Will Vinson : alto
james muller : guitar

“Surging Darkness” recorded 2002 at “One Chook” in Bondi.

Overdubs, mixing and mastering at home in Brooklyn.

Luca Benedetti (acoustic guitar) on “Xpanda”

Nick “3rd World man” Mcbride (drums) on “Surging Darkness”

Keyboard instruments:

Steinway “B” acoustic piano; Nord Modular G2 (all the synth solos except Grandma); Nord Electro ; Fender Rhodes 54 ; Oberheim Xpander; Yamaha QY70; Macintosh Computer

Big thanks to the fantastic musicians , Echo, my parents and family , Mike Sim , and Greg Segarra . Extra thanks to James Muller for many years of help and support.

“Trane plus Molly.. " is an Australian joke about Coltrane telling Molly Meldrum what he is going to perform on the TV show. Grandmother Chord is my take on Olivier Messaien’s 3rd mode of limited transposition. The title “Grandmother ..” is inspired by the story of Nicolas Slonimsky playing a gig with Frank Zappa on the Fender Rhodes. “Arc Etude” is an Australian Rhythm Changes (although I think the American guy wins!). “Out they go" is dedicated to Carl Orr. James Muller plays piano samples on “Wayland Solo” and “Grandmother Chord .. " “Jochen Computer” was recorded at my house with Jochen playing along with my computer. I cant play that well yet.


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Sean Wayland New York

Sean Wayland was from Sydney, Australia, and has been residing in NYC for almost 25 years He is well known and respected for his prolific writing, and unique harmony and rhythm.
Sean has worked for a number of internationally renowned musicians, and has released over 30 critically acclaimed CDs. His compositions and arrangements have been recorded by many musicians worldwide.
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