EDGEWALKER is a collection of live recordings from 2018-2020, performed by eleven different musicians on three different continents. The songs reflect a musical and personal journey of "edgewalking" - walking the boundaries of comfort zones, traditions, identities, and nations. To all the edgewalkers out there who traverse the liminal spaces of the world - you are beautiful. Thank you especially to all of the artists of OneBeat, who have been such a big part of the transformative, transgressive, transportive journey of the last three years.
released December 21, 2020
All songs written by Lyn Rye. Upright bass, electric bass, and vocals performed by Lyn Rye. Mastered by Lyn Rye.
Photo by Fisnik Dobreci, Serbia, February 2019.
RUGOVA: percussion by Tommy Carroll, guitar by Chet Zenor, audio by Will Barnard. Recorded at the Grand Manor (Chicago, Illinois), February 2020. Inspired by a taxi ride in the Rugova Mountains in Kosovo.
EDGEWALKER: percussion by Besjan Herri, flute by Domenica Fossati, audio by Jeremy Thal. Recorded at the Oda Theatre (Priština, Kosovo), February 2019. Inspired by Vanessa, an LGBTQ+ advocate in unexpected places, and the originator of the term "edgewalker."
WAS: percussion by Johanna Amaya, guitar by Courtney Hartman, recorded by Shahzad Ismaily and mixed by Nick Goergen. One live take at Figure 8 Studios (New York, New York), February 2018. Inspired by loves lost and by Björk's "History of Touches."
BETWEEN ME AND THE MOON: percussion by Johanna Amaya, guitar by Paulim Sartori, flute by Felipe José, electric bass by Daniel de Mendoza, electronic soundscape by Laura Zapata, audio by Paulim Sartori. Recorded at the Museo Nacional (Bogotá, Colombia), June 2019. Inspired by a collection of medieval poems by Japanese women.
WEAVER: guitar by Kyle Paul, audio by Form Chicago. Recorded at Form Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), July 2018. Inspired by banging on a dead log near Bend, Oregon that happened to be uniquely tonal.