FREEDOM TO ROAM
The Rhythms Of Migration
The poignancy of Marshall’s vision found new focus during the pandemic and The Rhythms of Migration album was eventually recorded at the iconic Rockfield Studios in Wales. With a stunning lineup including Catrin Finch, Jackie Shave, Dónal Rogers and Kuljit Bhamra, the recording was produced by Drew Morgan (Royal Academy/Massive Attack) and is being released on 26th November 2021, after a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign.
The resultant 14-track album of cinematic, world music forges folk with classical via Africa, Scotland and India, crossing illusory borders, telling untold stories whilst simultaneously challenging us to see the world with new, and more hopeful, eyes.
Championed by Virginia McKenna, the album is part of a triptych that includes the documentary by multi-award-winning director Nicholas Jones (A Greenlander, You Are Here) and multi-faceted live performances.
“This album approaches the interconnected challenges of climate change, environmental destruction and human displacement within the context of our needs for freedom, empathy and hopefulness. It’s the starting point to an all-encompassing project that aims to change our understanding of nature, wildness and our pivotal role in the future of life on this planet.”
“When Eliza approached me I immediately jumped at the chance as I thought it was something we all needed. Suddenly there was time to think, be inspired and to create. We could turn to nature, think about how to care more fully for the planet. I was inspired by the themes of openness and freedom at the heart of this project and to work with these wonderful musicians.”
The Rhythms of Migration is an outstanding album. If academics, or others, wished to exemplify the power and ability of music to touch and affect the range of human emotions, then they need look no further than this release.
“I’m very excited by this project and what it is asking us about freedom. What is freedom? What does it mean to be free? It’s an important question. The music that Eliza has put together will inspire people to look deeply at that question”.
Listen to – The Rhythms of Migration
Visual Artist – Amelia Kosminsk
Awakenings, The Rhythms of Migration, Arctic Lament
Arctic Lament, Turning Tides, Freedom
The Rhythms of Migration, Arctic Lament, A Quiet Place, Rain Coming, Green Shoots and Galaxies, Leaving My Homeland, Brutal, Run Wild!, Cherish
Arctic Lament, Seekers, Coming Home
Kuljit Bhamra – Tabla, electronic tanpura
Joby Burgess – Percussion
Evan Carson – Additional bodhran
Catrin Finch – Harp, piano
Robert Irvine – Cello
Eliza Marshall – Flutes, whistles, bansuris
Andrew Morgan – Additional percussion and synth
Lydia Lowndes-Northcott – Viola
Dónal Rogers – Bass, guitars, piano, percussion, vocals
Jackie Shave – Violin, piano
Produced and mixed by Andrew Morgan
Engineered by Patrick Phillips and Richie Kennedy
Recorded at Rockfield Studios, 2021
Additional mixing by Graeme Pleeth at Assault and Battery
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Studios
Goatskin Records, catalogue number GSRFTR001
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