Ile a la Crosse

Ile a la Crosse

ductapeguy's picture



Liner Notes: 

We are visiting an uncle I have not seen for 30 years at his cabin on the shores of Ile a la Crosse, Sakatchewan. I recorded this on the lakeshore about an hour before sunset.


Just the sounds of the waves on the shore accompanying my guitar.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


billwhite51's picture

the music seems to reflect what you are looking at in the sense that i can close my eyes and see something simiiar in my minds eye. pelicans of the setting sun.

kahlo2013's picture

Wonderful imagery is conveyed through the waves and your gorgeous guitar. Such a perfect setting is conveyed. I love the evolution and the change up in the middle section - like the dramatic beauty of the sun at the horizon. The climax of the end of a perfect day is what it feels like.

metalfoot's picture

Lovely music -- feels like sitting at the water's edge.

We obsess in the studio about removing even the slightest bit of extraneous noise, and yet a song like this, recorded in the midst of all the sounds of nature with waves lapping on the shore, is elevated to something really special. Just beautiful.

owl's picture

Ah, I love love love the background sound of the waves and your description of the scene--just makes a lovely instrumental that much more evocative. I really like the ringing sounds of the open strings on your guitar in the section that starts around 1:23.

katpiercemusic's picture

I love that you recorded this right out on the lake and you can hear the wind and the water. The beginning sounds waltz-like, but towards the end it sounds more like it's in 4. Does it change time or was I mishearing the slower bit? It could be counted in either meter. I like how relaxing it is and the little bits of dissonance.