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The Lake part 1 (acoustic)

by AJ Hickling

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Dusk 13:30
Deep Night 16:52
The Lake 12:20
First light 08:16


This album was inspired by the long still winter nights by lake Wakatipu, where I've been spending my winter days busking in Queenstown. The biggest challenge is getting through the nights! This is the original acoustic version of this album. It was recorded in my van on my busking piano, using very simple battery powered recording gear.
This album captures the moments in a very real and pure way, however, the inspiration from this time was sufficient to also create a studio album of the same compositions. So I decided to do two albums, one acoustic, live, recorded under the stars by the lake, by candle light during the long and freezing nights, the other, lush, carefully sculpted, and full of studio layers and depth. I hope you will enjoy both!


released October 24, 2016


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AJ Hickling New Zealand

AJ has carved a living for himself and his family by playing his street piano publicly, in the most beautiful locations he can find. "Reconnecting music, nature, and people, almost exclusively outside of the established music culture and venues, has in many ways been the most rewarding journey of my life." AJ also has an extensive back catalogue of world fusion, and reggae music. ... more

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