On the week before the July eclipse I finished the third of the Eclipse Suite, which went right out into far-future sci-fi. Because I realised I had three songs from about 1978 about ‘space lighthouses’, and what were the odds? And they needed a story to put them in. And it came together and I love it.
But that one was all male voices, for some reason. And so a couple months later I went looking for its female counterpart, the fourth quadrant of the wheel. It didn’t turned out as science fiction so much, but I found it.
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So back in July there was an eclipse, and the sky put on quite a show. A total lunar eclipse near dawn combined with Mars at its brightest in 15 years, with Venus, Jupiter and Saturn also bright and in the same sky. The result was several weeks of skygazing… and with that, seemed to come inspiration.
A suite of four concept playlist albums was the result (three before the eclipse, and one after).
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