War Behind The Sun (Single)

by Buck Curran

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This is my Homage to contemporary times...reflecting the volatile and uncertain era we live in today. There's a fire, an urgency which I felt while recording this instrumental in March of 2019...an urgency that opposes the dangerous complacency happening in the World today which has led to continuous acts of violence and racism. In retrospect, back in 69 Jimi Hendrix (with the Band of Gypsys) recorded Machine Gun which perfectly encapsulated the times, both culturally and politically. Reflecting back to 1969 it feels like civilization has progressed very little outside of advances in technology...so the sentiment of War Behind the Sun comes from a similar place, leading to the desire to create a similar instrumental to Machine Gun. There's also an underlying theme...a meditative feeling to this instrumental with the use of melodic colours from the Hindustani Sunset Raag Marva. The finale of this track is directly influenced by Raag Marva. To quote Wikipedia: Marva thaat is obtained by adding a komal Rishabh to the Kalyan thaat. The mood of the Marva family of ragas is strongly and easily recognisable. The Shadja remains in the form of a shadow till the very end, where it almost comes as a surprise. Komal Rishabh and Shuddha Dhaivat are very important. The overall mood of this raga is of sunset where the night approaches much faster than in northern latitudes. The onrushing darkness awakens in many observers, a feeling of anxiety and solemn expectation. Thanks for listening!
~ Buck Curran

Dedicated to: Luca Buonaguidi


released June 5, 2020
Buck Curran - Electric Guitars, EBow, Fuzz Face, Octavia, Uni-Vibe
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering.
(c) 2020 Buck Curran, ASCAP (p) Arborea Music
Photo Courtesy of NASA
recorded 12 March 2019, Bergamo, Italy


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Immortal Light is the debut solo album by guitarist-singer-songwriter Buck Curran (of the duo Arborea). Since 2005, Buck has recorded and performed around the World as one half of the alt-folk duo Arborea who has released five albums, and produced two various- artist compilations (Leaves of Life: a benefit for the World Food Program and We Are All One, In the Sun: a tribute to Robbie Basho. ... more

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