||ROB MULLINS The Edge
This album was born almost all at once in December of
2008 during the lead up
to the holiday season. I recorded most of the songs which were
Many interruptions occurred during the following time period and I had
to put the
project aside until late in 2009 when I finally had time to listen to
what I had
recorded. I decided that I liked most of the pieces, but I felt that
three of them
didn't fit with the theme of the album so I needed to go back into the
and record more material.
During January and early February of this year I was able to find time
back to the sounds and ideas of the project, and to record "Waltz",
Arpeggios", and "At Peace."
The only piece on this album that was practiced or rehearsed was "Short
I recorded in December of 2008 and required organization because of its
difficulty level. The rest of the songs are all improvisations.
The music is largely about the state of dreaming, and going beyond that
exploring other areas of consciousness, which is hard to do
intellectually but very easy
if you are in the right creative frame of mind. Getting into the frame
of mind to fit the
theme of the album was most challenging but was aided by people in my
life who were
activitely exploring other parts of themselves and levels of reality
that go beyond
As with all my projects, great effort and time was spent in the
sequencing of the songs
so as to give the listener a particular specific experience-as far as
any composer can
do that while being completely at the mercy of the listener's
environment and state of mind
while having the listening experience.
I would suggest to anyone who gets this album to listen to it on
headphones in a quiet place
with no distractions. This will allow the album to be heard in a proper
Thanks to Thomas Haney for his brilliant art and continued support of
my music as an artist.
Happy listening!-Rob Mullins March 28 2010 LA CA USA