For Scott’s previous release on Free Floating, 2013’s Seeking Rest, I commented on Scott’s profligacy. Back then he already had a broad discography. Since then, you will find, his oeuvre has continued to grow (as you can see HERE). In fact, this collection was intended somewhat as a retrospective and, in fact, the title “Best of…” was even suggested. As Scott and I went back and forth it turned into a bit of something else.
While there is some looking back to the past represented here (4 tracks being released previously), there is also a representation of this moment and, perhaps, the future. Given where Divine Presence stands in the Free Floating discography—near the beginning of a new era of releases—I am glad that this music straddles old and new. There’s a sense of rebirth in it all.
The music itself opens a window into the diurnal cycle of day and night and the moments of peace—of calm—to be found therein. I structured the songs based somewhat on the titles and the movement of morning to night. But while the track listing goes from morning to night, from dark to light, this is only one way to approach these songs. I myself listened to them on repeat most of the time and felt myself tugged into the slow rhythm and subtle cyclic movement that...more
released July 15, 2019
All music written, performed and produced by Scott Lawlor. Divine Presence, Lies the Morning Sky, The Last Goodbye and Perfect Calm have been previously released.
Cover design by Brad Ross-MacLeod, from a photo by Len D. Cruz.