“AWAKENING (IN MEMORY OF COLIN TENCH)” IS ANDRES GUAZZELLI‘S LATEST EP IN MEMORY OF HIS LATE FRIEND AND MUSICAL COMPANION COLIN TENCH.
Colin Tench passed away of natural causes on December 27, 2017, only days after the release of his album ‘Minor Masterpiece‘, leaving his mark on all of his close friends and leaving behind an extensive musical legacy.
“Awakening (in memory of Colin Tench)” dwells upon the feelings of grief, nostalgia and finally acceptance after the loss of a loved one. The album is the culmination of a three-years-long journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance for Andres, in his life role as a musician, composer and a human being.
Along with the usual Guazzelli collaborators, ‘Awakening‘ features Mr. Tench himself on acoustic and electric guitars. Unused guitar takes from ‘Wish You Could Hear‘ and ‘Wötan: The Untold Story‘ were used for the creation and new musical pieces. In addition, the album has 20 bonus tracks from 2011 to 2013, including Tench’s first guitar recordings since 1985.
‘August (A Cold Winter Morning)” is the first track of the trilogy. The single edit was released on February 3rd 2018 and it was reworked to appear in this album.
A haunting and poignant piece of music, “August” is a musical journey through the five stages of grief. The five stages, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost.
- August (A Cold Winter Morning) (2:43)
- December (A Warm Embrace) (6:32)
- April (The Final Acceptance) (4:48)
- August (in memory of Colin Tench) – Single Version (2018) (2:41)
● Andres Guazzelli: piano, Hammond organ, keyboards, synthesizers, programming and strings arrangements.
● Nacho Sosa: bass and electric guitars.
● Nahuel Arrúa: electric guitars.
● SherMan D’Aloia: fretless bass.
● TBA: bandoneón.
● Colin Tench (in memory): electric and acoustic guitars.
Recorded at REDRUM, Estudios Aléa, Estudios Platonicos (Mar del Plata, Argentina), Habitación Espacial USA, (Carolina, Puerto Rico) and Stoned Bun Studios (Avesta, Sweden).
Mixed and mastered by Andres Guazzelli at REDRUM, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Mixing Assistant: Ezequiel Vanella.
Produced by Andres Guazzelli.