Christine Bougie’s NEW Album HEARTS AND GALAXIES (via Jenn)
HEARTS AND GALAXIES will be my third solo album, but it’s my first truly SOLO album, in that I’m playing all the instruments myself.
WHY PLAY EVERYTHING MYSELF?
When I was around 12 years old and just starting to experiment with recording my own music, I loved creating recordings of myself where I’d play every instrument. I’d make a drum kit out of suitcases and cans, tune my guitar down low to make it sound like a bass, and overdub (using the old two-ghetto blaster technique) as many instruments as I could to create the music that was in my head.
There’s a certain sound that comes from playing everything yourself, and that’s what I wanted to create with this new album. I wanted to make music like I did when I was 12. Except now I’m using real instruments and better recording equipment.
On this new album I play guitars, lap steel, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, baritone guitar, baritone ukelele, and even a little slide whistle. The only other sounds you’ll hear are the sonic manipulations and ambiences of Joshua Van Tassel. Josh is engineering and co-producing the album alongside Dean Drouillard.