It’s been almost 4 years in the making and now, it’s finally here to pre-order. The 3rd album of Galaxstare, my band. It’s called Listening With Your Eyes and features 8 original compositions. A special guest on 4 tracks is beat poet/hiphop artist, 21monksRichard Maegraith
Listening With Your Eyes by galaxstare
Richard Maegraith – tenor saxophone, didgeridoo, bass clarinet, flute, chimes
Kristin Berardi – vocals
Gary Daley – Rhodes, organ, grand piano
Jonathan Zwartz – double bass
Tim Firth – drums
with special guest… 21monks – spoken word
It’s been an extraordinary journey from beginning to end and I think it’s the band’s finest recorded performance so far. I’m very grateful and thankful to everyone who’s dedicated themselves to making the music the priority.
I want to give special thanks to Craig Field (from Underwood Studios) who dedicated many, many hours to recording specific overdubs, mixing and mastering – all the way back in Australia while I was in Berlin.
Big thanks also to Richie Belkner who tracked the album in one day! Also Michael Avery who assisted with specific bass clarinet, percussion and flute overdubs. Thank you!! Another big thank you goes to the wonderful Sydney saxophonist Nick Bowd who lent me his beautiful Selmer tenor to record the album on since I wasn’t able to bring my own horn over from Berlin.
Thanks again for your interest and support, original music these days is harder than ever before to get heard and appreciated, so your interest and willingness to be musically engaged are a great thing!
Recorded by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios, November 2018 Sydney, Australia
Additional recording by Michael Avery at Weave Studio Berlin in 2019, Germany
Additional recording, Mixing and Mastering by Craig Field at Underwood Studios, January-March 2021, Blue Mountains, Australia