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Alan Hall
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Alan Hall I listened to a lot of Steve Lawson's music before buying any. So easy to play in the background while browsing on the iPad. So many moods and good to hear it coming as played live. He gets a lot from a bass and its in HD flac. It was time to catch up on buying... Favorite track: Antidote To Everything.
Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper Incredible collection of 10 shows of improvised music. Calm, dreamy stuff along with sonic explorations. Hard to believe what these two guys (occasionally accompanied by Artemis' vocals - you guess it, improvised as well) are able to grab out of the thin air. Geniuses someone said. I tend to agree! Favorite track: Towards The Sun.
Philip Graham
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Philip Graham Dreamy improvisations, an endlessly inventive music that encourages in the listener a special attentiveness. Favorite track: The Further Adventures Of Mantis And Stick.
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    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!
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  • With the USB Stick completely sold out years ago, this is the only way to get all 1- shows from me (or see Daniel if you want them in some physical form, I think he has all 10 on the USB stick that he sells at shows!)

    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)
    The New Normal
    Nie mój cyrk, Nie moje małpy
    Everything Is Possible In This Best Of All Possible Worlds
    The Sound Of Being Understood
    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.
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  • 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.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of PS, You Are Brilliant, If They Had Won, Over Time, Intersect, Hark/Winter (Christmas 2016), Towards A Better Question, The Surrender Of Time, Referendum, and 29 more. , and , .

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Recorded in Altadena, California on January 25th 2013, this is the first show from mine, Daniel and Artemis's 8-show January 2013 tour (so the 3rd Steve and Daniel show, but the first trio show ever!). This is all the duo and trio music from the gig.

Also available is a download set of the entire 10 album Fingerpainting set.

There's also 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...


released May 2, 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




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
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