Pathless Land

by Alastair Ottesen

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Amateur Blonde Music This is must own greatness. There is not enough space on the internet to get into how exquisite the performances and recordings are here. I can't, so I wont. It's the Record of the Year (2021) and it's only January 15th!

The gravy here is in the sequencing. This album is perfect candidate for vinyl (BUY THAT). You need to start at the beginning and allow the songs to encircle you. In this way, it's reminiscent of Willie Nelson's 'Phases and Stages' or Leonard Cohen's "Death of a Ladies Man". Favorite track: Love and Awareness.
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Soul In Us 03:15
Morning 02:56
Slogans 02:50
Overtime 01:50
Walk 02:29


"..Truth is a pathless land." - J. Krishnamurti

This album is about love in modern times, spiritual realizations, political waters, mental contradictions, and matters of the heart. Dedicated to my joy, my daughter, Ilsa.


released January 15, 2021

Alastair Ottesen - vocals, piano, acoustic guitar
Carolin Pook - violin, string arrangements
Leonor Falcón - viola
Brian Sanders - cello
Paul Orbell - electric guitar
Craig Akin - electric bass, double bass
Joel Arnow - drums, percussion

String Arrangements by Carolin Pook and Alastair Ottesen
All songs written by Alastair Ottesen

Produced by Alastair Ottesen and Myles Turney
Engineered and Mixed by Myles Turney
Additional engineering on "Nothing Like The Stars": Ryan O’Toole
Recorded at Shelter Island Sound (NYC), Mission Sound (NYC) and Vanity Sound (Hastings-On-Hudson, NY)
Mastered by Dan Millice

Cover Art: “The Lookout” etching by Jeff Tocci


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