02 night clouds
03 the moon
04 nocturnal life
TOTAL TIME: 44 MINUTES
Remastered and repaired, Nightscapes was recorded over the course of 2007. Clarity and direction had reached new levels with this record with regard to its ambience.
Recorded in San Marcos and New Braunfels, Texas in 2007.
LH - Guitars
Music, Concept and Artwork by LH
Production by Thee Hef
© 2007-2019 Les Heifner
Nightscapes was another ambient experiment in which I was able to take an idea to begin with and improvise my way through it. Being a consumer of well-respected ambient artists, I simply asked myself what type of ambient album I'd like to hear. What I ended up with is something that could very well be the most relaxed of my records. These tracks focus on the the evening, and the qualities we miss sometimes during the brightness of the day. Beginning with sunrise and ending with sunset, Nightscapes keeps a dark but gentle theme throughout.
Were you to ask me, in 2007 as I was recording this record, immersed in the sounds of it and taking photos of a campsite at Canyon Lake, whether I thought my life was normal at that point in time, I would have said no. That pretty much goes for any random moment in my life, but this record goes even further into solo, personal territory as I continued to lose proximity to musicians I wished to work with.
It was quite easy in those times to piece together an ambient concept record like this, since I was recording nearly every single day up until some day in the fall of 2007. By this time, I was switching off instruments every few days or so. Acoustic guitar to electric. New Standard Tuning to Standard. I was writing indie rock, progressive rock, ambient music and singer/songwriter stuff, 7 days a week. These were among the last recordings I made in Texas before relocating to Seattle, Washington.
Special Thanks to silence before storms.
Have a random listen to some working tracks, interspursed with already released tracks. This Playlist changes from time to time.