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  • Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    The lossless versions are 24Bit, for your audiophile needs. The price? whatever you think it's worth. It's a chance to be generous, to help us finish this mammoth project, or to buy food for your kids and not have to choose between that and music - modern life is tricky, eh?
    Failing that, you can buy one of the physical versions, and you'll get the download of the album along with that too!
    The choice is yours - be the future for music that you'd like to see.

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  • [4/1/2014 - this week: Price reduced from £22 to £10 (or more) to celebrate us passing the £10,000 sales mark on Bandcamp - THANK YOU!]

    Should've included this at the start, eh? Anyway, if you want the download of all 10 shows, as they're finished, this is that.

    You'll get a download link for one of the albums as soon as you buy it, and I'll email you the others as soon as I possibly can (usually within an hour of ordering it, but sometimes up to half a day)

    ...Honestly, We Had NO Idea!
    Accidentally (On Purpose)
    FingerPainting
    The New Normal
    Nie mój cyrk, Nie moje małpy
    Academia
    Everything Is Possible In This Best Of All Possible Worlds
    The Sound Of Being Understood
    Serendipity
    Free Fall

    Plus two PDFs of sleevenotes (an extended essay on the birth of the project and an album by album breakdown)

    Includes unlimited streaming of FingerPainting via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 1 day

     £10 GBP or more

     

  • We've finally finished selecting our favourite bits from the 10 shows, assembling them into two thematic CDs.

    The packaging is two separate CD cases (see photos)!

    if you buy the CD now, you'll get sent the download code for whichever volume of the digital one you haven't bought as well, to make sure you get the full digital version ASAP, and the CD will be sent out as soon as we can.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 14 days

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  • "FingerPainting: Complete" - USB Stick of All 10 Shows - Every Note We've Ever Played!

    To date, Daniel and I have played 10 shows together. What's more, those 10 shows are the ONLY times we've ever played together. We've never jammed, never rehearsed, never been in a studio together, never sat down to work out songs, never done covers gigs... nothing but the notes that are on this recording.

    2 of the shows are from January 2012, the other 8 are from January 2013, and also feature Artemis on vocals on one or two tunes per show.

    So this is every last thing we've played together. All of it. In one 11ish hour journey.

    And it's quite a journey. This is without doubt my favourite music I've ever been involved in. And it's remarkably varied. No one idea is ever slavishly redone at a later gig. There are chord progressions that are similar, but every gig was new, every audience and space inspired a different kind of music. And it's all here.

    So you'll get all 10 shows, on a USB Stick, and a PDF of sleeve-notes.

    The full list of albums is:

    ...Honestly, we had NO idea!
    Accidentally (On Purpose)
    FingerPainting
    The New Normal
    Nie mój cyrk, Nie moje małpy
    Academia
    Everything Is Possible In This Best Of All Possible Worlds
    The Sound Of Being Understood
    Serendipity
    Free Fall

    The music is all in 320kbps MP3 format, but download codes for the 24bit FLAC versions are also available on request (just send a message with your order)

    Includes unlimited streaming of FingerPainting via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more

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  • Complete Works & FingerPainting: Complete, 2 USB Sticks, 32 Albums!

    A joint offer for both the USB Sticks available here:

    Complete Works is actually not-quite-complete, in that it has everything up to the first two albums of the FingerPainting set, but the other 8 are exclusive to the FingerPainting Complete set. But it does have 24 albums of solo and collaborative music, plus a 45 minute live video, plus my novel.

    FingerPainting has 10 albums, taken for all 10 shows that Daniel Berkman and I have ever done together (every note we've ever played!).

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about

Recorded in Altadena, California on January 25th 2013, this is the first show from Steve and Daniel's 8-show January 2013 tour. This is all the duo and trio music from the gig.

Also available is the pre-order of a USB Stick that contains EVERYTHING Steve and Daniel have ever played - 10 shows complete (2 from 2012, 8 from 2013). They've never played together off-stage, so this is pretty much every note they've ever played together.

There's also the pre-order of a double CD set of the 'best of the tour', as well as the option to get that along with the download of every concert...

The mixing/mastering of 8 of the shows is still to be done, hence the pre-order. It's going to take, conservatively, about 200 hours of work, not including promo/artwork/upload/cd pressing/USB stick duplication.

The pre-order helps pay for all that time. We'll finish the project whatever happens, we'd just like to do it without becoming homeless in the process...

credits

released 02 May 2013

Steve Lawson - fretless bass, looping, processing
Daniel Berkman - Gravikord, Kora, Ukelele, Handsonic, synths and cleverness.
Artemis - vocals on tracks 5 & 6.

Recorded in various houses, one coffee shop and one University dorm, California Jan 2012 & Jan 2013.


Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Steve Lawson

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Steve Lawson UK

The UK's most celebrated solo bassist, here with lots of looped/layered solo albums, & collaborations, most notably with genius singer Lobelia. Dig in deep, there's a lot to discover.

Pretty much all the music here is 'Pay What You Think It's Worth', so listen as much as you like, & do what it says on the tin...

As the website strap-line goes, it's the soundtrack to the day you wish you'd had.
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Track Name: FingerPainting
This is the first preview track from the album Fingerpainting. It's from the first concert from the January tour that Daniel and I did in California. The rest of this album will be that concert in its entirety (minus the two solo tunes for now) - 4 duo pieces and 3 trios featuring Artemis on vocals.

When this album comes out - within the next couple of weeks - it'll also come with a range of pre-order options for further music, including

° A two CD 'best of' from the tour,
° A 3 CD set featuring the best of alongside 'Accidentally (On Purpose)' - our first live album together.
° A USB Stick containing all 10 shows that Daniel and I have played together (two from January 2012, and 8 from this january)
° The USB Stick, along with access to the dropbox where the nightly mixes of the album are being uploaded (along with download codes for each gig/album as it's finished) - the USB Stick won't be available til at least late-June/early-July, so this will give you v. early access.
° An 'co-executive producer' level that will give you all the above options, plus both of our back catalogs (all in around 50 HOURS of music!) and a listing on the CDs as co-exec. producer. As well as a MASSIVE amount of gratitude from both of us :)

Full details of each of these will be on the site when the album goes live.

The best way to keep informed about all of this is via my mailing list - sign up at www.stevelawson.net
Track Name: Invocation (feat. Artemis)
feel it in your body
something getting into you

feel it in your heart
just might move you

begin something
begin again