Cédric D. Lavoie – 88
“88 was composed on the piano with bowed and plucked upright basses, some discrete percussion and sound effects,” says Lavoie.
“I also thought about hiring string players to play on some of the tracks, but eventually decided to take on the challenge of playing everything on the upright bass, to achieve a darker and perhaps more unusual string section.”
“Everything started on the piano. I also explored recording techniques emphasising the sound resulting from the mechanics of the piano and my fingers on the keyboard. These sounds are rarely acoustically audible, but add an intimate and intriguing aspect to the recording.”