It has been a while since we have had recorded music from Jonas Bonnetta (aka Evening Hymns) so its welcome news indeed to hear he will release an album on Friday Apr 27. The sonic musings of "All This Here", an album of ambient music, were inspired by Fogo Island in Newfoundland and was came into being as the soundtrack for a documentary, "Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island." It melds field recordings from Fogo with studio workings featuring Mika Rosen and Anne Müeller on strings. The record will be available on Idea of North Recordings (an allusion perhaps to Glenn Gould's work of the same name) and there will be a performance of the material at the Drake in Toronto May 27. A track from the album, "Little Seldom, a town on Fogo, is available now.
“I had wanted to capture the pulse of the water around Fogo Island and also wanted to make sure that there was an element of fiddle music on the soundtrack,” says Bonnetta. “I scored out all of the violin sections and then went to Ottawa to track the strings with my friend Mika Posen. We set up my mobile recording equipment in the living room of her parent's magical house and spent an afternoon tracking the strings for a few songs on the record. Her parents had this amazingly deep collection of folk music that we were able to sift through including a bunch of LP's of Newfoundland fiddle music. I still really hear all of that on this recording.” - he says in a press release.