Cat Dreams is my new music album available on compact disc (cd) in our store and as a digital download from iTunes (desktop only) (For purchase via mobile device, go to iTunes and search for Ned Lagin Cat Dreams). It is a work of love, dreams, heart, magic. Music from my life shared with some beautiful little creatures, loved ones. Being a part of their lives as they were and are a part of mine. Biographical dreams and stories. Life music: sweet, emotional, deep, beautiful, happy and sad.
Cat Dreams starts and ends with the sound of rain, with cats by a window listening to the rain outside and napping together. Dreaming together an episodic flow of stories, songs, dances, memories, moments, travels, adventures.
Musically Cat Dreams is a suite of composed pieces, and melodic, tonal, and rhythmic frameworks for improvisation. Moment forms and dream forms. Each it's own world of feeling and meaning.
Cat Dreams was recorded over the past few years on a laptop computer, mostly in my living room, and some in rented practice rooms, but not in a professional studio. The spirit and energy of home and love, with the help and participation of great musicians playing beautifully, intuitively, personally.
The Cat Dreams are all "first takes", like a live album, as played and heard by the musicians and the cats present: 17 songs, 77 min. 50 sec.
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Ned - electric piano, keyboard synths (including vocals, cello, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo, and others), Native American flutes, and softsynths: Ableton Live and Max for Live, Reason, Reaktor
Barry Finnerty - electric guitar
Dewayne Pate - electric bass
Barry Sless - pedal steel guitar
Alex Maldonado - Native American flute
Celso Alberti - drums, percussion
Kevin Hayes - drums
Gary Vogensen - electric guitar
Dick Bright - violin