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by andrew brooks

Video and Audio

h: 1 w: 1 d: 1 (cms).

This video and track are both from my solo album EAST which was written and made after moving to Dunbar in September 2020, and are a love letter to my new home in East Lothian (hence the title). The album as a whole is made up of field recordings of the sea, trees and birds of East Lothian, looped saxophone music and spoken word in direct relation to this. EAST II is the title track for the album and encapsulates much of its central essence. Within the notes played using a pentatonic scale is encoded the words ‘This is what I came for this is why I’m here’ a phrase which is the central theme to the album and a mantra I found myself repeating on an early morning beach walk shortly after having moved to Dunbar. The sound of waves featured on the track and the slow motion underwater footage were both filmed at Belhaven bay by me and this piece in particular is attempting to capture my love of the sea and being underwater as a surfer and freediver. Also attached are photos of the physical CD album and artwork which would also be available for purchase at £10 each.

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