Lo​-​fi Musings

by heidi elva

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‘Lo-fi Musings’ was recorded in an old Victorian Terrace in Enmore, Sydney on a Sunday in winter 2009.
A room was set up with harp, a loop pedal, delay pedal, mobile phone for samples, a microphone for vocals. Joe Cummins (Lines of Flight) was on trumpet and effects, Casey (Sex in Mexico) on bass loops and effects.
There was a mini-disc player to capture the magic they conjured up when playing together.
The songs form around lines and beats laid down on the harp. The bass plays the role of low end sub frequencies and the trumpet has a floating delayed movement. Heidi’s voice becomes like a narcotic, drawing you in, drawing you closer.
The balcony doors were open and the outside noises of planes flying overhead, cars driving past, people talking and birds creep in as layers to the soundscapes being made.
The space created in ‘Lo-fi Musings’ tells a story of dark city nights spent in bars where lovers remain entwined in a cycle of escaping into each other.


released September 19, 2011

Recorded by Heidi Elva
Mastered by Michael Worthington of Soundworthy, Lismore

Heidi Elva - vocals, harp, loops, effects, samples
Joe Cummins - trumpet, effects
Casey - bass, effects


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Track Name: Simple Pleasures
Simple pleasures
Track Name: I'm Falling
I'm falling, over you
I'm falling, over you
I wonder, what to say
I wonder, what to say
Track Name: Gardenia
Gardenia stains the night air
and I'm standing in the laneway
It's 3am
I've been promised the stars will fall
so I'm waiting for the showers to come

I'm thinking about my friends
and what, they all mean to me
It's hard sometimes

I'm waiting for the stars to fall
I'm waiting for the sky to fall
I'm waiting for the night to fall
Track Name: A Thousand Kisses
I must of had a thousand kisses
Track Name: Casey's Bassline
I feel alive and free
Driving along the winding road

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