Logan Foote: Tsunami Sound Chill
By Ania Glowacz
This is a very personal record. It doesn't get any closer than being in the wrong place at the very worst time - in this case the Boxing Day disaster of 2004. Logan had been travelling around Thailand and was due to spend Christmas on Phuket Island. As fate would have it, he was unable to check emails to see if some music gear had sold to enable him to stay there, and on a hunch, headed back to an earlier location avoiding being directly in the path of the killer wave. Logan narrates and has composed all material on this CD. It is a gentle, evocative, life-affirming exercise. Acoustic instruments predominate, along with Eastern and Asian (as well as Celtic, Aboriginal) music influences, plus a few ominous drones, keypads and electronic flourishes. Some '70s guitar and a flash of jazz adds to the atmospheric mix. Neither depressing or indulgent, it puts to music moods and feelings that are a lot harder to put into words. Logan has chosen to make it into a story - although it could hardly be more real. Part of the proceeds go to Unicef.