*Limited edition of 200 copies. 2022 stock.* "Initial recordings for 'Canticles Of Bliss' started in October of 2019 at my home studio located just south of Indianapolis. At the start of 2020 I continued recording songs off and on up until late April where I then took a break and then picked up the guitar again in July. By the beginning of August of that year I had everything wrapped up. An additional guitar was added to a track, as well as a mutated brass recording was featured on another. I used an electric guitar for the recordings while utilizing very little effects and a loop station. Quite a lot of the tracks I made ended up not making the cut and a considerable amount of time was then spent listening to a small selection of songs. They were rearranged a few times before I felt they could be finalized.
Although the works of Hildegard Von Bingen were an obvious inspiration in the title of this album, these seven songs aren't necessarily canticles in a religious sense. Nor can I sing that well, but instead have found a voice in the electric guitar which I have often felt to be an extension of my body. A few of these songs here were done in one take, often with a loop station accompanying the main riff. Many of the track titles are references to a place here in the midwest, a fictional map to a video game, or a phrase that really stuck with me. I hope for the listener that these songs will at least resonate with them in some way." - Wayne Robert Thomas
Composed and recorded by Wayne Robert Thomas
with an electric guitar at Stan Mikita's Donuts,
Aurora, Indiana from October 2019 to August 2020
Design, layout and assemblage and christened by Sir Frizzell (zakè)
Mastered and blessed at Schwebung Mastering (Germany)
by Stephan Mathieu
Muted trombone by Ron-Robert Thompson on
'Just Be Patient With Me'
Additional guitar by Andrew Bergman on 'Envoi'
160 gram black LP vinyl housed in a semi-gloss jacket. PITP branded labels.
Record placed in black, anti-static inner sleeve with a .75 gauge archival polypropylene lining.
Includes an 11"x11" lithograph containing tablature for a song on Canticles of Bliss.