It is difficult to describe what this compilation was originally about as the idea of it changed as it was being created. Originally I had the idea that I would collate several ‘journey’ related tracks into an interesting compilation, but that never really happened. What did happen is that, inevitably perhaps, I discovered that the Pathways of the title were ones that I would be travelling down in my search for music that struck me as beautiful, tracks that sat comfortably alongside each other without stealing each others beauty.
Not so many years ago I would not have been able to travel to Russia, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Japan, UK, USA and Germany to hear the music included in this compilation, and then to obtain a recording of it and get permission to release it, the logistics would have been extraordinarily complicated, as would the expense. Today the world is a much smaller place and it has been fabulous to hear from the wonderful people residing in these countries who have been so very kind in allowing the release of their music through NSI.
1. Halo – And In The Endless Night They Shed Their Tears
2. Science Teheran – Disappointment I
3. Swoon - Gaze
4. Joaquin Mendoza and Georgina Brett – Leanate
5. Andrey Kireyev – Closed4Winter
6. Arthur Buravlev – Cinematograph 1
7. Samn Johnson – Pavan
8. Colored Noise – Haku (remix - original by cokiyu (flau))
9. Naoki Ishida – Swan
10. Taishi Kamiya & Eriko Toyoda – Cold Milk
11. Aseptic Void – Lullaby
12. Shinji Yamashina – Song Name Is Stolen
Further information and links are available in the download file.
I would like to dedicate the 5th June 2012 release of this compilation to my beautiful wife, Pip, with whom I celebrate my 14th wedding anniversary today.