Steve Hackett has started work on the new album, which will be acoustic and orchestral. Here are the steps of a path that, as is now Hackett's habit, is all social.
On September 9, Steve posted this post on Facebook:
It was great to have Rob Townsend over this week to play various instruments on my next project… The recording is getting exciting!
Stay safe, and warmest wishes to all…
On August 21, Hackett had published a post, "Stoking the Flames", on his website which also takes stock of the work. Steve says:
“On weekdays I keep recording with Roger and those creative fires are burning alive… Many other musicians who have sent their contributions from a distance are also involved. It won't be long before I announce my next passionate project, so check out this space! "
On June 26, Steve recalled with this post on Facebook that the works are proceeding quickly and that the album is at an advanced level.
The 23 June Steve released this video, in which he mentions the different "cut" of the album, compared to the previous ones, and offers a small preview of the recordings with orchestral sounds.
And here's what he posted on June 11th. In the story on lockdown in blog of his site, anticipates the return to recordings with faithful Roger King.
«I also used this time to prepare a new album, in view of an acoustic project that involved orchestral sounds and unusual instruments that I had never used before with this type of album», writes Steve in his blog.
And goes on: “As soon as possible, Roger and I got together to start recording. We are already halfway there and we are starting to reach out to the musicians, who may be involved remotely. It is a challenge, but an exciting project that is already exploding in life. Even if you are stuck in a place physically, music can bring you out and take you on that sonic magic carpet wherever you want to dream .... I think it is important to have things to aim for and expect at times like these. "
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