Coloured Sketches is the third installation of Demonstrations from Kaleb Hikele, also known by his birth name The Sun Harmonic. New songs are available now on a handmade CD- ionclude the standard version (11 songs + a B-Side) when you buy discs from the Moon Melody Suitcase Record Shop.
The practice started in 2011 to capture off-the-floor demos of his unreleased songs- this collection moves from Demonstration #39 forward to #57. While Kaleb Hikele turned his home studio into a sound construction zone, city construction workers made noise outside installing new shingles on the rooftop. Inside of The Townhouse, Kaleb ran through improvisational performances of his latest songs, travelling from the piano to the electric guitar to the acoustic guitar before disarray led to shutting off the microphones at 4:30 a.m. on August 31st. He finished recording the to-do list of 19 tunes in the basement on the afternoon of September 2nd and titled the new batch of music ‘Coloured Sketches’.
Please enjoy his musical expression offered to you and thanks for listening.
PS. On Sunday, September 22nd, a Listening Party offered the only digital download, but you can always listen to a song online here or here.
Behold, the handmade copies of Coloured Sketches, a new batch of demos from Kaleb Hikele. More information to follow. Find a CD copy of your own when the mail goes out in September of 2013!
The Eight of Hearts is a Digital 7 Inch made up of two songs to preview a work-in-progress called The Joker and The King (to be continued).
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The Joker and The King is a rock & roll collaboration between hometown friends. The on-going recording project includes Kaleb Hikele of The Sun Harmonic who is finally behind the microphone again with good friends and musicians Zack Buck and Paul Baughman to start creating songs for an album in the unforeseeable future. Stay tuned.
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Thanks for listening.
The Sun Harmonic
“Songs By Strangers” is a collection of cover songs that I have learned to thoroughly enjoy over the years. So, I truly hope from the bottom of my heart that you learn to love them too. Hear songs by Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, even some of my favourite high-school bands, all recorded off the floor on the acoustic piano in the livingroom of The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio in Toronto in February, 2013.
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Thank you and please enjoy,
The Sun Harmonic
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In February of 2012, the creation of a new collaborative record with Kaleb Hikele and Matt Powell began to grow in a basement in Toronto’s east end suburb of Riverdale. The album took on the working title of ”With Soul” with the intention of channeling original soul and blues tunes. After 10 months of construction in a basement studio, on December 18th of 2012, the 11 track album was released on CD and online in Stereo and Mono mix under the moniker of “The Broadview Band”.
Each member being a musician with different taste, Kaleb a folk rock songwriter and Matt a hip-hop artist, have an equal love for the sound of 60′s soul and blues music. Original songs in the genre were input by both members alongside one featured cover of Ray Charles 50′s classic “Drown In My Own Tears”. Home to Kaleb in Toronto, “The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio” became the space for an album that would largely be performed and multi-tracked by the two songwriters. Friends from the city and out of town were invited to perform as feature musicians with solos and background vocals heard throughout the full length album.
“Love Is Gone Away” is a play on words from a line in the second track, ‘If You Don’t Know’. This song was first heard and demoed in the studio in late 2010 and was the catalyst for the album to commence one year later. What became of this record surely could have never been foreseen then. The artwork for the album focuses on an outdoor photo-shoot taken near the studio with a wooden protest sign simply stating “Love Is Gone Away”.
To learn more about this release or purchase the physical or digital version of the album, please visit an online record shop and music community called Moon Melody, here: http://www.moonmelodyrecords.com
Find chronological studio pictures, full lyrics and more, travel here: www.loveisgoneaway.tumblr.com