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Blue Lake - Sun Arcs

Blue Lake - Sun Arcs

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Weaving between self-built zithers, drones, clarinets, slide guitars and drum machines, ‘Sun Arcs’ presents a unique sound space formed by an inventive approach to acoustic folk and jazz.

The starting point of ‘Sun Arcs’ saw Jason travel for a week alone to Andersabo, a cabin set in the Swedish woods just outside of Unnaryd, known also as the music project, festival and residency space which has been run by Dungan since 2016, hosting artists like Sofie Birch, Johan Carøe and Ellen Arkbro. Whilst writing 1-2 pieces per day, a conscious decision was made to leave behind everyday distractions and shut out the outside world to instead focus on the natural passage of time as Dungan recalls:

“My only sense of time came from these daily walks out in the woods with my dog, and an awareness of the sun’s path as it moved across the sky each day.”

The album’s immersive world unfolds with the opener ‘Dallas’, a musical synthesis of these two disparate spaces (Texas and Denmark), the touchstones of Dungan’s life. A folk-esque single acoustic builds to a flowing arrangement of clarinets, organ and cello drones coupled with percussion. ‘Green-Yellow Field’ chimes in as the first of two solo oriented zither recordings twinned with the...  more


releases June 23, 2023

All tracks composed, recorded and produced by Jason Dungan

Recorded by Jason Dungan at Andersabo, Sweden, and Polychrome, Copenhagen. “Wavelength” recorded at Sauna Studios, Copenhagen, by Christian Ki Dall

All instruments played by Jason Dungan
48-string zither, Acoustic guitar, Keyboard, Pump organ, Cello, Clarinet, Alto recorder, Drums and small percussion, Roland 606 drum machine

Mixed by Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording in Philadelphia
Mastered by Stephan Mathieu at Schwebung Mastering in Bonn
Vinyl cut by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle Mastering in Berlin

Cover illustration by Jason Dungan
Design by Adam Heron
Press photos by Alex Kozobolis
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