℗ 2009 Songlines Recordings
 

Human Activity Suite

Brad Shepik

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“Shepik and his band are capable of precision and abandon, tradition and release ... each composition functions like an ingenious self-winding clock with precisely interlocking elements …”
- PopMatters.com

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1
Lima (South America)
Brad Shepik
7:03
2
Blindspot (North America)
Brad Shepik
9:26
3
Human Activity
Brad Shepik
6:58
4
Stir (Antarctica)
Brad Shepik
5:22
5
Not So Far (Australia)
Brad Shepik
8:29
6
Current
Brad Shepik
6:38
7
Carbonic
Brad Shepik
5:38
8
Blue Marble (Africa)
Brad Shepik
5:51
9
By a Foot (Europe)
Brad Shepik
4:25
10
Waves (Asia)
Brad Shepik
5:57
Total Playing Time    65:47
“It’s the meditative richness of the music – its compelling sense of endangered cultures and the quiet intensity of its feelings – that gives this work its character … Shepik (is) among the most articulate and quickest-witted of guitarists …”
- All About Jazz

Human Activity Suite: Sounding a Response to Climate Change is a personal statement from guitarist Brad Shepik about his concern for our future. Shepik conceived the material on this 2009 album for his trio plus trumpet and bass, an expanded lineup offering a palette to develop music that would take the listener on a journey around the globe and focus on how these issues affect us as people living on the earth. The concept was to write a piece for each of the seven continents as well as other pieces about factors and effects of climate change. The suite moves beyond its programmatic framework, however, to embrace Shepik's vision of a musical world without borders.The result, enhanced by audiophile production, is a recording whose beauty, variety, humour and broad stylistic reach is one artist’s appeal to engage in global thinking and living.
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