Late last year I took some time away to write a short collection of piano and string pieces named 'Of Sleep and Time'.
I traveled to a small coastal area of New Zealand to record a beautiful piano I discovered, along with touches of bird song and rain, and added a small group of string players to complete the compositions.
"You’d be quick to draw comparisons with Nils Frahm’s early days, but it’s Ólafur Arnalds and Otto A. Totland who’ll be witnessing a similar young prodigy tread in the same, gentle footsteps." - A Strangely Isolated Place
released February 18, 2015
All music written, recorded, and mixed by Levi Patel.
Piano recorded at the home of Grattan and Marguerite, Auckland, New Zealand. Strings recorded at Wolfe Street Studio, Auckland, New Zealand.
Mastered by Mike Gibson of Munki Masters at Bonfire Audio, Wellington, NZ. www.munki.co.nz
Artwork by Levi Patel
Graphic Design by Giana Patel
Levi Patel - pianos
Rachel Grimwood - violas (tracks 1, 3)
Chris Park - cellos (tracks 1, 3)
Pascal Roggen - violins (tracks 1, 3)
Special thanks to my family, Jeremy Reid, Chris Park, Dannie Cullen, and lastly Grattan and Marguerite for the use of their wonderful piano.