Captured within Brooke Blairʼs solo album, The Heart, the Echo & the Loop, is the guitarist/producerʼs mastery of experimental and atmospheric music. The product of his efforts are 17 epic and yet wistfully delicate instrumental tracks, each tipping the hat to innovators of rock, Americana, ambient and ﬁlm music, while leaving enough room for his love of early 90ʼs hip hop production to shine. The listener is generously rewarded with Blairʼs process, his attention to sonic and compositional detail and musical exploration.
The Heart was recorded in bedrooms, basements and home studios in every corner of Philadelphia over a period of three years. Personally performing every part and playing every instrument, Blair bounces from guitar, bass and lap steel to the less traditional but familiar colors of the tongue drum, mellotron and vintage drum machines. Blairʼs process was solitary and individual and The Heart is his most personal work to date. In making this album he was inspired by his love of family, his affection for his wife and his sense of childhood nostalgia.
released September 18, 2012
Written, Recorded and Mixed by Brooke Blair
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe