Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Gesture Drawings: A collection of Rough Demos, Orphan Tracks and Living Room Recordings
If you're looking for a fun way to support the Reuels' sabbatical and hear a few of Jonathan's rough musical ideas, you're in luck. Introducing "Gesture Drawings: Rough Demos, Orphan Tracks and Living Room Recordings."
First, to be clear, this is not another quality studio album! Gesture drawings are often used as warmups, and these recordings are sort of "first drafts" of songs. If you want quality recordings, listen to Watershed and (some of :) The Best of JRL. If, however, you want seeds of songs not yet fullgrown, look no further.
These songs are available on Itunes, Amazon and a couple other online distribution spots. Search for "Jonathan Reuel" or "Gesture Drawings" and you should find it. Have fun picking and choosing -- or go ahead and splurge, it goes to a good cause!
Gesture Drawings includes: "Balloon" my favorite song from the album of the same name (no longer in print), new versions of Water Fall on Me (with an added verse, just to shake things up a bit), Despite Hell (only available as a video previously - and that only if you knew who to ask), 5 new songs (written and recorded in July, 2011), 3 songs from earlier CSM deliveries (Conflagration, Saint Cross, Holy Cross, In the Place of), I Don't Mind Waiting (Balloon version) and You Do (Thumb). 14 Tracks. Only available online.
*Please note: members of Jonathan's CSM may have downloaded some of these songs already -- some of them were previously released there.