Sanctuary

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This song is by far the most ambitious song on the album, with tons of guitars, orchestral strings, synths, horns, cello, deduce, drums, and percussion. At first, it may sound like the soundtrack to an epic adventure movie, but then the first guitar melody grabs hold, and takes you on a journey. After a soaring cello interlude during a breakdown in the middle, the whirl of Philip Glass arpeggios from the guitars, bells, and piano escalates to a frenzy. Finally, the release at the end closes out the album with an "amen" cadence by the cello and strings. This song is definitely worth a focused, uninterrupted listening.

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from Sanctuary, released January 15, 2017
​Ann Kim: cello
John Benthal: acoustic guitar, cavaquinho, and cuatro
Braden Palmer: additional acoustic guitars
Geovanni Suquillo: charango
Brad Whiteley: piano
Skip Ward: bass
Patrick Carmichael: drums, percussion, synthesizers, duduk, and string arrangement

Written, arranged, produced, and mixed by Patrick 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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