Songs of Reverence is the 6th studio album of German electronica project “Tigerforest” and the first release on Lemongrassmusic.
Gunnar Spardel, the man behind Tigerforest, brought together a wonderful array of musicians, joining uplifting electronica with classical instruments and post rock elements.
This unity created an out of this world soundscape to pay deep respect to our planet and to deliver a sense of awe for the amazing gracefulness on earth, from different landscapes, different colors in nature to the enduring spirit of mankind.
As humans we want to leave our mark in this world and want to be remembered. One way we could do this is to share our soul with all that is living from animals, from plants to every human being.
We all share in the community of Life. We are all connected and part of our planet. It provides us everything we need to survive and thrive. Songs of Reverence is inspired by this idea and is honoring its ideology.
It brought musicians together from different genres and different areas of the world for one common goal.
The record features many outstanding guest musicians.
Vancouver singer / songwriter Jody Quine sings on the beautiful chill-wave hymn “Keep on Running” while Montreal based ethereal soprano Amethyste sings a brand new version of the Vangelis’ classic “My Face In The Rain”. Amethyste also lays down her hauntingly mysterious Theremin on the track Sky on Fire which also features ex Tangerine Dream guitarist Bernhard Beibl. New York City based Jazz singer Rachel Gavaletz sings on the heartbreaking track “Take Me Home” while Arizona based rock singer Addie Nicole performs on the fast paced track “I will follow you”. Ambient guitarist Jeff Pearce is laying down his trademarks sound to the mellow yet moving piece “Passages” and Berlin based trumpet player Tim Gelo appears on “Keep On Running”.
Spardel’s characteristic synth pop sound is also joined by classical instruments in most parts of the album. Anat Nevo of the Israel Symphonic Orchestra plays her gorgeous cello on 3 songs while violinist Maria Grigoryeva performs on the track Bellefontaine which Spardel dedicated to the French Caribbean island of Martinique.
“What we call love is in its essence reverence for life.” (Albert Schweitzer)
Digital Release Date: August 26th, 2016
Catalogue number: LGM218
Label: Lemongrassmusic (LC 12644)