Life as We Know It

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
One of the more industrious aspects of this genre is the raising of important environmental concerns through a unique musical perspective. Higher Octave continues its tradition of fusing ear catching sounds with global awareness with multi-instrumentalist Tim Timmermanns lushly pastoral, yet highly rhythmic life as we know it. A founding member of the pure pop-jazz ensemble Windows, Timmermanns seems to enjoy the freedom and open air of a less commercial, more artistic project. While strong melodically, he seems equally intent on conveying images of some of his favorite natural locales-the rain forests, the Serengeti, Salt Point, as well as introspective places within ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
One of the more industrious aspects of this genre is the raising of important environmental concerns through a unique musical perspective. Higher Octave continues its tradition of fusing ear catching sounds with global awareness with multi-instrumentalist Tim Timmermanns lushly pastoral, yet highly rhythmic life as we know it. A founding member of the pure pop-jazz ensemble Windows, Timmermanns seems to enjoy the freedom and open air of a less commercial, more artistic project. While strong melodically, he seems equally intent on conveying images of some of his favorite natural locales-the rain forests, the Serengeti, Salt Point, as well as introspective places within his soul. Armed with an arsenal of guitars and keyboards, Timmermans combines sonic textures into friendly mosaics as effortlessly as the master of the art, Michael Gettel. Subtle synth runs are balanced by spacey percussion and loping acoustic guitar lines, creating atmospheres that breathe long rushes of fresh air. Of his backing players, Richard Hardy's wistful woodwinds take precedence, yet no doubt Timmermans could function just fine as a one man with a mission to save the planet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/1995
  • Label: Higher Octave
  • UPC: 724387756427
  • Catalog Number: 77564

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Above the Clouds (4:11)
  2. 2 The Pink Dolphin (2:50)
  3. 3 Life as We Know It (5:06)
  4. 4 Pride (4:27)
  5. 5 A Place Called Home (4:07)
  6. 6 Africa (3:56)
  7. 7 The Moon over the Lake (1:22)
  8. 8 Welcome Home Nelson (3:08)
  9. 9 Return to Salt Point (3:38)
  10. 10 Song for My Father (2:09)
  11. 11 The Pilgrimage (1:48)
  12. 12 Secret Ceremony (3:38)
  13. 13 Earth Dance (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tim Timmermans Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Andrew York Guitar, Classical Guitar
John Bergamo Percussion, Tam-tam
Richard Hardy Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Electric Bass
Dan Navarro Vocals
Simeon Pillich Bass, Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Kendall Capps Trumpet
Kathy Timmermans Vocals
Jimmy Williams Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Contributor
Matt Marshall Executive Producer
Dan Selene Executive Producer
Tim Timmermans Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Dee Westlund Art Direction
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