This 60-minute ambient piece was originally released as a free gift for anyone who bought 'The Quiet In The Land', a noisy electronic record I released under the name Calamateur in 2011. This new version has been tweaked and re-mixed at home, then lovingly re-mastered by Steve Lawson.
The piece is comprised of seven musical phrases (one for each colour of the rainbow) which repeat at mathematically pre-determined points throughout the song's one-hour duration, often overlapping in unforeseen and fortuitous ways. These seven phrases play out over a background of ever-evolving noises that represent the earth's elements.
Inspirations for this album include Brian Eno's 'Thursday Afternoon' and 'Neroli' (both themselves 1-hour-long pieces), Moby's 33-minute 'Hymn.Alt.Quiet.Version', The KLF's 'Chill Out', and the works of Steve Lawson and Susumu Yokota.
I wrote a blog post about how I made the album here: www.andrew-howie.com/the-making-of-i-can-sing-a-rainbow/
And here's a one-hour-long video I made for the piece: www.youtu.be/Hy8lLrj0kw8