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by Starling-Huus

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This jazzy instrumental by Mike Starling and Brett Huus is all about the restorative power of nature, music and friendship.

"One day several years ago, after receiving some particularly troubling news, we went on a long hike on the Hixon Forest nature trails here in the Driftless Region of western Wisconsin," Starling says. "Immediately after we made a beeline for the studio, hit the power, plugged in and played."

The improvised, free-form jam you hear was done in one take, totally unplanned and off the cuff. No overdubs, no punch-ins, no post-production trickery. Just a bass, a piano, a loop... and the energy they were feeding off of in that moment.


released September 9, 2021
Brett Huus: piano, loop
Mike Starling: bass

Recorded/mixed/mastered by Brett Huus
Album cover photography/design by Starling

Music published by
Present Moment Music (BMI)
Bean Hoy Music (BMI)

A co-production of Momentous Records and Nine Volt Media

Dedicated to the memory of our friend Gene Purcell (1960-2021)



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Mike Starling La Crosse, Wisconsin

Jazzy roots-funk soundtracks for a post-rock planet.

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