Since its release on Geographic Records in 2003, Directorsound's "Redemptive Strikes" has been a staple go-to album, loved and recommended by music junkies worldwide. "Tales from the tightrope vol.1" is an anthology of early Directorsound works, created during 1999～2003. Nick Palmer a.k.a. Directorsound created this music in his bedroom - and to the listener the joy Nick must have felt at the discovery and creation of these beautiful melodies is tangible - as if the feeling was somehow frozen by magic, and trapped in this album.
Although he was merely 20 at the time of recording, he managed to create music which overflows with a rich texture and subtlety beyond his years. The beautiful Lo-Fi sound featured heavily in the album calls to mind a young Ennio Morricone writing music by himself while taking a long, lazy housebound holiday. The music itself is fit for a fantasy soundtrack but is created with the simple acoustic sounds of a piano, drums and guitar. The instruments he plays melt together perfectly to generate a warm, at home atmosphere.
After doing the rounds as a well-loved CD-R on his friend's label, Nick added new tracks and re-edited the original sounds to create this anthology. The CD cover also features his beautiful photography, which shows the same uncannily graceful touch.
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