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by Patrick Carmichael

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Ode to Quena 04:02
Soul Snakes 05:11
Sugar Cane 04:16
Pan Festival 04:14
Sanctuary 08:53


​Sanctuary is an album of instrumental compositions that feature a variety of different instruments, may of which are distinctly ethnic. Stylistically, the closest category that it falls under is "world music/new age", though there are elements on the album that fall well outside of that range. A lot of the songs evoke the sounds of the South American Andes mountains, while other songs contain influences from Brazin, Mexico, Eastern Europe, and even the Middle East. On one hand, I have a deep appreciation for groove and feel, which is clearly represented on Sanctuary. However, there is a prevailing tapestry of lush harmonies and soaring melodies, giving every song an almost cinematic quality.


released January 15, 2017

Celebration Song:
Premik Russell Tubbs: flute and bansuri
John Benthal: acoustic and twangy electric guitar
Luca Tozzi: electric funk guitar
Jon Price: bass
Doug Hinrichs: percussion
Vocal ensemble: Angela Marin, Jefferson Thomas, and the Kevin Ray vocal ensemble

Ode to Quena:
Jorje Olmeida: quena (South American flute)
Ann Kim: cello
Juan Castillo: charango
Angel Marin: guitar
Eric Kuriminski: guitar
Skip Ward: Bass
Doug Hinrichs: shekere

Soul Snakes:
John Isley: flute
Walt Szymanski: trumpet
John Benthal: acoustic guitar
Chris Biesterfeldt: additional guitar and cavaquinho
Skip Ward: bass

The City of Z:
Premik Russell Tubbs: flute, Bansuri, and EWI
Ann Kim: cello
Braden Palmer: acoustic guitar
Brad Whiteley: piano
Juan Castillo: charango
Jake Schwartz and Hernan Romero: additional guitars

The Truth Fairy:
Ann Kim: cello
Brad Whiteley: piano

The Pyramid Scheme:
Premik Russell Tubbs: flute
Brandon Terzic: oud
Walt Szymanski: trumpet
Chris Biesterfeldt: guitar
Skip Ward: Bass

Sugar Cane:
Premik Russell Tubbs: flute
Uli Geissendoerfer: piano
Hernan Romero: acoustic guitar
Chris Biesterfeldt: cavaquinho
Skip Ward: Bass
Doug Hinrichs: percussion

Pan Festival:
Jorje Olmeida: quena
Ted Cruz: piano
Doug Hinrichs: steel drum and congas
Eric Kuriminski: guitar
Skip Ward: Bass

Andean Serenade:
Jorje Olmeida: quena
Ydar Borda: charango
Angel Marin: guitar
Skip Ward: bass

Ann Kim: cello
John Benthal: acoustic guitar, cavaquinho, and cuatro
Geovanni Suquillo: charango
Brad Whiteley: piano
Skip Ward: bass

Patrick Carmichael: All compositions, arrangements, drums, percussion, string conducting, synth programming, mixing, and production
Joe Colmenero: additional mixing for Pyramid Scheme, Sanctuary, and Pan Festival
Mastered by Mark B. Christensen at Engine Room Audio
Cover art by Veronika Carmichael


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Patrick Carmichael New York, New York

Patrick Carmichael is a drummer and composer currently living in New York City. As a composer, he has many influences ranging from classical and jazz to iconic movie/TV soundtracks. So far, his music has been featured in Jerry Seinfeld's internet show, ads for Nike, CNN, and countless others. ... more

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