Sacred Summits returns after a two-year hiatus with an album of interpretations of the music of Eric Satie by acclaimed composer Morgan Fisher.
Active for over 50 years Morgan’s career has moved from 60’s number one hit wonders Love Affair, to 70’s rock’n’roll keyboardist in Mott The Hoople, before finally on to 80’s ambient, improvisation and soundtracks, working with the likes of Yoko Ono, Haroumi Hosono and Dip In The Pool.
Based in Japan since the mid-80s, Fisher’s long-standing admiration for Erik Satie (1866-1925) led to these Inside Satie recordings. Satie’s unique work as a precursor to artistic movements such as minimalism, surrealism and repetitive music are acknowledged but for long periods he not given the accolades his music warranted.
A strange, eccentric, surreal man, he was never as acclaimed as the established masters, but influenced not only the likes of Debussy but also many of the Dada artists. On this album Morgan played his music freely after just a brief look at the scores. Recorded in just three days, it features piano, melodica, synthesisers, and Morgan’s favoured tape delay system.
“INSIDE SATIE is one of the first albums I recorded in Japan shortly after moving here in 1985. In three days I improvised on several of my favourite Satie themes. Mostly I played piano as well as the rich, analog-sounding Yamaha GS-1 (precursor of the DX-7), and sometimes used long tape delays to build layers of sound. All the pieces were recorded in single takes - no overdubs (no time!)”.
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Artist Morgan Fisher Label Sacred Summits Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Classical Release Date 20 Apr 2018 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Gnossienne #1 (Cabaret Piano) Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/SS006/01+Gnossienne+No.+1.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Gymnopedie #1 (Sugar Plum Piano/Water Bell Synthesizer) Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/SS006/02+Gymnopedie+No.+1.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title Gnossienne #3 (Street Corner Mouth Accordion) Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/SS006/03+Gnossienne+No.+3.mp3 Track 4 Position No Track 4 Title No Track 4 Preview URL No Track 5 Position No Track 5 Title No Track 5 Preview URL No Track 6 Position No Track 6 Title No Track 6 Preview URL No Track 7 Position No Track 7 Title No Track 7 Preview URL No Track 8 Position No Track 8 Title No Track 8 Preview URL No Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No