Ikiryo
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01
The Convent
1:36
02
Her Past Self
2:15
03
Lost
1:52
04
The Box
1:42
05
Pieces
1:02
06
The Past Is Gone
1:52
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The Convent (Alternate Version)
1:35
08
Lost (Alternate Version)
3:09
Ikiryo
‘Ikiryo’ is a reworking of pieces from many years ago originally performed on guitar and violin. I have enjoyed developing, re-orchestrating and adding additional instrumentation to create the final versions on the album. The interaction of violin lines is a prominent aspect and compositional tool throughout the music that were particularly pleasing to create.”

– Andrew Simon McAllister

Influenced by artists such as the iconic scoring duo Nick Cave and Warren Ellis and composing legend Ennio Morricone, Andrew weaves gypsy-edged, soulful and stylish melodies performed on closely mic’d violin and guitar through the soft ostinato of the piano, bass, and percussion, creating a mellow and wistful journey for the listener. The album title is drawn from the Japanese popular belief of a spirit that leaves the body of a living person to visit other people or places, sometimes across great distances.
No of Tracks8
Total Running Time15 mins
Year Released2019
Record LabelBesant Hall Records
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