After 10 years of releasing music, exploring and listening to my creative process, I feel like I have truly begun with this album. Everything I have learned so far, creatively, technically, and spiritually has come to this expression. I am so happy, grateful, and humbled to share this music and process with you.
The album "Ancient Future" will be released by Ghostly International in August 2012.
Pre-release orders for CDs and vinyl can be made here - http://ghostly.com/releases/ancient-future
Pioneering guitarist/artist Christopher Willits and legendary pianist/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto have carved a niche as central figures in the experimental electronic music scene. Sakamoto, a Grammy and Academy Award winning composer, and founding member of YMO, has had a storied career since the 1970s. Willits, a generation younger, is forging his own prolific path, creating some of the past decade's most unique guitar-based music and live audiovisual performances around the world. Their collaborations together are feats of peerless musicianship and sonic invention, being described as "two visionary musicians willing to explore a common creative ground" (The Milk Factory). Ocean Fire, their first album together, emerged from the creative depths in 2008 to critical acclaim. 2012 now brings us the duo's latest offering, Ancient Future, which cements their strength as masters of tranquil ambience, lush piano chords and beautiful, elongated guitar tones.