Two years after Playing With Ghosts, British musician and visual artist Adrian Lane released a new full-length. I Have Promises To Keep is out now via Preserved Sound. It features Bryan Styles (Piano percussion) and was mastered by John Hannon at No Recording studios in Essex. Inspired by John Cage’s prepared piano pieces, all the sounds on Adrian Lane’s I Have Promises to Keep have been generated in some way by a piano – with some parts being time stretched to create long drones, and others reversed or heavily reverberated.
“I put sheets of tin foil inside the piano to give a percussive, almost hi-hat like sound,” says Adrian, “and hit the strings with a pen to give an almost hammered dulcimer like sound.”