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And Nothing But The Bass

by Steve Lawson

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    In MP3 format, you get the following albums:

    My Solo Albums:

    1 :: And Nothing But The Bass: Live At The Troubadour (2000)
    2 :: Not Dancing For Chicken (2002)
    3 :: Grace And Gratitude (2004)
    4 :: Behind Every Word (2006)
    5 :: Ten Years On: Live In London (2010)
    6 :: 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything (2011)
    7 :: Believe In Peace (2012)
    8 :: What The Mind Thinks, The Heart Transmits (2014)
    9 :: A Crack Where The Light Gets In (2015)
    10 :: The Way Home (2015)
    11 :: The Surrender Of Time (2016)
    12 :: Towards A Better Question (2017)
    13 :: PS, You Are Brilliant (2017)

    Steve and Lobelia Albums:

    14 :: Live In Nebraska (2008)
    15 :: Live So Far (2010)

    Other Collaborations:

    16 :: Conversations (Steve Lawson and Jez Carr) 2002
    17 :: For The Love Of Open Spaces (Steve Lawson and Theo Travis) 2003
    18 :: Numbers (Lawson/Dodds/Wood) 2008
    19 :: Slow Food (Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley) 2010
    20 :: Infrablab (Trip Wamsley and Steve Lawson) 2010
    21 :: Hidden Windows(Steve Lawson and Neil Alexander) 2012
    22 :: Invenzioni (Steve Lawson and Mike Outram 2012
    23 :: Nothing Can Prepare (Steve Lawson and Andy Williamson) 2012
    24 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 1 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    25 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 2 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    26 :: Diversion (Steve Lawson and Jon Thorne) 2014
    27 :: Marinate (Steve Lawson and Julie Slick) 2014
    38 :: Ley Lines (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2015
    29 :: Language Is A Music (Steve Lawson & Michael Manring) 2016
    30 :: Ley Lines II (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2017
    31 :: Over Time (Steve Lawson & Andy Edwards) 2017
    32 :: Intersect (Steve Lawson & Pete Fraser) 2017


    :: Steve Live in Belgium (45 minutes - MP4)


    :: "Rock And Roll Is Dead" = Steve's novel.

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Drifting 09:00
Chance 07:33
Blue Sticks 04:41
Bittersweet 05:11


My first solo album, recorded at my first handful of solo gigs (Chance is From my first ever solo gig!) - all recorded live to minidisc with a stereo mic in front of my amp, it is to Jez Carr's immense credit that he not only played the piano on Bittersweet, but was the one who took my master recording and turned it into something releasable. :) Hope you enjoy it...

Here's the original essay/reflection from the album artwork, back in the day (written June 2000):

“Getting up on stage on your own is a pretty frightening experience, especially when the instrument that you’re using is one usually hidden away in the dark recesses of the stage. Playing with a live sampler makes it easier in that once the loop is going you can pause for a bit, but harder in that if you mess the loop up, there are no second chances, you’ve got to live with and make it work.

“I had no intention of making a live album when I recorded the Troubadour shows – it was purely for my own ‘archives’, but after encoding a few tunes and putting them on to my website, the response was fabulous and almost everyone who heard it asked where they could hear more! So, thinks me, why not turn them into a live album – after all, I’m more than happy with the sound myself, and have been listening to both shows regularly since recording them. If I haven’t got bored with them yet, there’s no reason why anyone else should.

“So here it is – all the tracks except Bittersweet are live – No extra overdubs, no other musicians, just me. On Pillow Mountain, the process of building the loops has been edited out, so you’re jumping in about five minutes into the conversation, but it’s still live…

“Bittersweet was recorded in two goes – first time through, the chordal bass and piano parts were recorded, with no patching up, no correcting. Then, on one more track, I put down the melody and solo. So it’s as near to live as we could get without me growing extra arms!

“Thanks for listening – please play it to your friends, and if they like it, tell ‘em where they can buy it! Do e-mail me with your comments (album@steve-lawson.co.uk), or sign the guestbook on the website. "


released August 25, 2000

Steve Lawson - bass/loops/compositions
Jez Carr - piano on Bittersweet + mix engineering, production and general awesomeness.




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