The Windmills And The Stars

by Ali Ferguson

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about

"...laid back and beautiful.." -Melodicnet

"...as a radio presenter and one that hears thousands of albums a year, this stands out as one of the best of 2011....."
- Steve Sheppard, One World Radio

"...delicate and ethereal.."
- Jam Magazine

"..envelops you in layers of aural textures as sublime as you could possibly want...sheer musical bliss.."
- Graeme Scott, Leith FM

"..Musically, it is in a fairy tale world.... in the vastness of nature..."
-Music Headquarter

"...the guitar playing is a joy.....An album that stands up to repeated listens, close scrutiny and also a nice backdrop to the end of the day..."
-DPRP

"...accomplished, intelligent, sophisticated....it leaves a lasting impression...."

"...great guitar work, sophisticated arrangements and an overall sound that is like a fine glass of wine on a warm summer evening..."
-Genesis News

credits

released 11 May 2011

Ali Ferguson- Vocals, Guitars,Keys,Bass, Programming www.facebook.com/alifergusonmusic

Chris Agnew-Bass
Liam Saunders- Keys
Lawrie Macmillan- Bass www.lawriemacmillan.com
Kim Shepherd- Backing Vocals www.myspace.com/kimshepherdmusic

Produced and Engineered at Little Blue Room
by Ali Ferguson and Ben Baldock
Additional Engineering by Simon Walker
Mastered by Liam at Loopmaniac www.facebook.com/loopmaniac
and Chris at Blissful Classics www.chrissmith.tv
Gear rental- Barclay's Beats www.barclaysbeats.com

Photography by Magdalena Bogdan


Samples and "found sounds"by the sonic geniuses of the freesound project at www.freesound.org ;
acclivity
ashassin
Arctura
ERH
dobroide
dommygee
fauxpress
genghisattenbourgh
Incarnadine
Kaiho
kerouacsamerica
pcaeldries
reinsamba

Thanks go to:
All my family and friends for their constant support and understanding
Most importantly.."my girls" J & T who mean the world.


For my Dad..I know you're still listening..


"Be kind whenever possible..... It is always possible"
Dalai Lama

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Track Name: Hidden Instruments
Don't worry about saving these songs!
And if one of our instruments breaks,
it doesn't matter.

We have fallen into the place
where everything is music.

The strumming and the flute notes
rise into the atmosphere,
and even if the whole world's harp
should burn up, there will still be
hidden instruments playing.

So the candle flickers and goes out.
We have a piece of flint, and a spark.

This singing art is sea foam.
The graceful movements come from a pearl
somewhere on the ocean floor.

Poems reach up like spindrift and the edge
of driftwood along the beach, wanting!

They derive
from a slow and powerful root
that we can't see.

Stop the words now.
Open the window in the center of your chest,
and let the spirits fly in and out.

-Rumi
Track Name: Coincidence Is No Accident
Coincidence Is No Accident

You ask yourself…….why?
That it takes all you have, everyday,
Just to feel alive
Remember the future…..Illuminate it
Remember the future…..Illuminate

Coincidence is no accident
Its our faith in love that keeps us strong
Tears fall and I don’t know why…
But I am overcome

So what are you to do…..through it all
Can you imagine the path?
See it before you?
We’re holding the vision, we’re letting in light
We’re holding the vision, let in light

Coincidence is no accident
Its our faith in love that keeps us strong
Tears fall and I don’t know why…
But I am overcome
Track Name: A Child's Song
A Child's Song

And as I watch you cry, tears forming in your eyes
Feels like there's nothing I can do to stop them falling

So break it up, open up and let it out...let it out

So calm down and come round
There is nothing here that can hurt you anymore

So calm down...calm down
Track Name: Flickering Golden
Flickering Golden

Sun, flickering golden ,
Is one and one is all
Tides, that pull on the ocean,
Have crashed and forced the fall

We’re watching the world moving in time
Coming alive and waking up
Its part of the moment the planets align
Coming alive and waking up

Life, is given and taken
Come the hour, come the day
Memories are often mistaken,
For love, and love for pain

We’re watching the world moving in time
Coming alive and waking up
Its part of the moment the planets align
Coming alive and waking up
Track Name: In Morning Sky
In Morning Sky

Dream, dream , the night away
Sunlight breaks, warms the day
Hope inside, You and I
Dark turns light, in morning sky

Sounds of song, reach us here
Fears , like leaves, are lifted clear
High and far away from me
Lost in fading melodies

And now as stars form with love,
Constellations far above
Good things come to those who chose to wait
Track Name: Bending Bullets, Breaking Falls
Bending Bullets, Breaking Falls

Stop, breathe in the day and feel,
The light surround you,
In the eye of this summer storm is peace,
The calm has found you
Some will never know, just passers by,
Waiting to fade out
Growing up, growing up, only to break down

And in this world we're in, we fly to stall
It seems its all about
Bending bullets and breaking falls

The space between us all grows wide,
So pull it closer,
As love has given way to machines
Don't hide away from fear, in darkness lie,
We cannot let go
Or turn and run, turn and run,
Live life in slo-mo

And in this world we're in we fly to stall
It seems its all about
Bending bullets and breaking falls
Track Name: The Windmills
“..for what is it to die, but to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?..”

Kahlil Gibran



The Windmills

...and from one space to another,

There is nothing between us, we are one and other,
An endless, constant loop of which there is no beginning nor end

A form is given, silence is broken by a distant voice calling into the void,
It answers itself.....be

Born and reborn

...and in the stillness of the distance and perpetual motion,
You will find yourself, in the windmills and the stars...