Wednesday, April 23, 2014

James Hegarty releases new
solo piano album Drop Plunk

Pianist James Hegarty has released a new solo piano album, representing his first foray into solo playing since his 2008 release Antithesis Reflex. The new album Drop Plunk was recorded by Hegarty in his home studio in a week last month, and now is available as a free digital download via CD Baby

Described as "spontaneous explorations of the vast potential of piano sounds - including realtime prepared piano and electronics," the album (pictured) features solo performances on a Yamaha G3 piano that are "sometimes captured by a Korg Kaoss Pad and looped in the background." In addition, rather than setting up prepared piano sounds in advance, Hegarty's "preparations are made and changed, altered, and replaced throughout the course of the performance." 

You can hear previews from Drop Plunk and download the entire album or individual tracks for free here.

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