Find The Ways is the result of collaboration between Oregon-based composer, pianist, singer Peter Broderick and American musician and singer-songwriter David Allred. It will be out on April 7th via Erased Tapes. Full streaming is available below.
Find The Ways features nothing more than violin, upright bass and the voices of Allred & Broderick, as the idea was to create an album as minimal as possible. Secluded in Peter’s studio tucked away up the Oregon coast, the duo used solitude to focus on creating something as raw and honest as possible.
In a world full of noise and the anxieties of every day life and a changing world, Find The Ways brings us together and reminds us to appreciate and confront the simple and fundamental facts of life, and that we as individuals will eventually find our way.
Words from Peter and David, January 2017:
“I sensed a truly unique character in David’s own music that is wonderfully heartfelt and sincere. With this recording David and I set out to make something raw which is an honest document of what we are capable of doing together at once, with just two acoustic instruments and our voices. The entire album was recorded live, with no overdubs and no edits. Just two guys playing together in a room. I have always dreamed of doing a project in which I only use my violin and my voice and David just plays upright bass and sings. It truly is a fifty-fifty collaboration.” –
“It is such a pleasure to work with Peter. I feel that we’re on the same page in more ways than one, both musically and non-musically. The making of this album was an incredibly fun challenge; writing music to be performed and recorded live with only violin, upright bass, and voices. It still amazes me that we managed to make a whole record with only those three elements. Over the years, I have felt a very strong connection to Peter’s music and friendship, and I feel that this collaboration comes from a really good place. I hope this music gives the listeners a feeling of comfort, confusion and understanding.” – David Allred