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While we Wait

by AJ Hickling

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archangelos I think Mr AJ Hickling is very hirsute. But his music is sublime and ethereal and you get the sense that when he is composing he has a “do not disturb” sign on his door, so that the lovely bond between himself and his angelic MUSES remains free to roam the waves and forests and cold air mountains 🌞 Favorite track: While we Wait.
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lagergren Thank you for an inspiring and ethereal soundscape. Spending time in my cabin in the middle of a storm trying to finish my book was made such a treat being accompanied by this collection of music.

All the best from Northern Sweden
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Hawea 08:42


"While we Wait" was born through the mishap of a broken down tour bus. A rather badly broken down bus, requiring many days of waiting while parts were found, and work was carried out.
Conditions were perfect for some introvert time. As it had all happened, almost all of our belongings were left with the bus, but I did bring my laptop with me, and I started to listen through some recordings I'd made previously, which were never intended as anything other than improvisations, perhaps to later be put to some video footage of our travels in the bus...
Then, facing the repair bill, the idea of putting out a fundraiser album occurred to me. The title "While we Wait", was an obvious summary of the prevailing conditions, but when I considered the cover photo, the idea got so much bigger, and more meaningful.
We spend so much of our time rushing around, feeling almost guilty if we're not busy. Waiting is almost akin to a lazy persons mis-use of precious time. Yet, sometimes, or maybe even often, it's when we wait, that we begin to notice the real magic of life. The treasures that we didn't even notice on our first quick scan of each situation as we rush through our days. The things like the sunset which is now the cover of this album.
May we all find ways to enrich the waiting moments of our lives, or even, may we all create more moments of waiting, that our lives may become enriched.


released June 19, 2022


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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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