The Scenic Route

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Release Date: Tue, 2010-06-29
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In October of 2009, the Galen Kipar Project huddled in the studio once again to record its latest work. Featuring the convention-defying music that has become the band’s trademark, the album is the band’s fourth in five years.

"The Scenic Route" was recorded in Asheville, NC at Echo Mountain Studios (Donna and the Buffalo, Avett Brothers,
Band of Horses - echomountian.net) and was engineered by Jon Ashley.
Mastered in NYC by Richard Morris Mastering ( Iron and Wine, Nora Jones, Wiyos, Felise Brothers -richardmorrismastering.com).
The album features musicians and instrumentation such as,
Jeremy Young –Drums, Jon Morrow – 8 string guitar-bass, Camellia Delk – viola/ violin/vocals, Vincent Corda – Flute, Aaron Balance – lap steel guitar/ dobro, Aaron Price – piano/ B3 organ and Galen Kipar – classical and steel
guitars/ harmonicas and vocals. For more info go to: www.galenkipar.com

Originally, fourteen songs were recorded live "in studio" in two
(12)hour days in the API studio. On the third day, some overdubbing (flute, B3 organ...) were recorded in the Church studio. It was then mixed by John Ashley in the Church studio on the Neve 8068 board in two days. Out of the fourteen songs, eight songs made it on the album. The remainder of the tunes are set to be released at a later date.

Collage Art by Frieda Kipar
Photography by Ben Reid
Graphic Design by Galen Kipar
Produced by Galen Kipar
All songs arranged and composed by Galen Kipar except "Riversong" Morrow and Kipar.

Inpiration: "...as the river gives itself to the sea, what moves inside
you, moves inside me."

“strength to survive, the way a river does”


1 October Snow Lyrics

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2 Rushing Over My Bones Lyrics

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3 How I've Changed Lyrics

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4 Why? Lyrics
5 The Shore Rushed By Lyrics
6 Riversong Lyrics
7 It Feeds All The Land Lyrics
8 Words Lyrics