Uniquely South African solo piano contemplation on the human spirit in lockdown and beyond
· Multi award-winning composer Shepherd’s seventh album and first on vinyl with liner notes from Percy Mabandu
· An elixir against darkness and despair, and a commitment to hope.
· Compositions explored on this long-awaited release include new articulations of well-liked familiar melodies like ‘For Keith’, ‘Desert Monk’, ‘Sweet Zim Suite’ and ‘Cry of the Lonely’, along with improvised pieces ‘Zikr’, and ‘Desert Monk’.
· Mastered and cut for vinyl by Frank Merritt at The Carvery with heavyweight 180g vinyl pressed at Pallas in Germany
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This has become one of the most important albums of my life. It’s essence is indescribable. Every sound from the start of the record through the end is placed delicately and with care. The album cover is by Julie Mehretu. It’s absolutely an incredible release for which I shall be eternally grateful. Aniket
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Another masterpiece of this great pianist. A genius, a giant. His piano is a full orchestra (I also recommend listening to the album Celebration, a first album perfect in every way). Hard to tell which track of Byond The Stars is my favorite... TheHorizonAtDawn