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Meditations of a Sound Mind vol. 1

by Frank van Essen

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For a long time I have wanted to make an album with music for meditation, prayer, relaxation and inspiration. Music that makes room for your imagination and lets your spirit soar.
This is a first collection of tracks, largely improvised on violin & viola, with contributions by Dave Bainbridge on Keyboards (tracks 1, 2 and 4).


released February 22, 2020

Composed, performed, recorded, mixed & produced by Frank van Essen
Studio Strings Attached, Collendoorn, The Netherlands

"Plains of Eternity" composed by Frank van Essen & Dave Bainbridge
"Machrie Moor" composed by Fiona Davidson, arranged by Dave Bainbridge & Frank van Essen
"Luke (The Calf)" composed by Dave Bainbridge & David Fitzgerald, arranged by Dave Bainbridge & Frank van Essen

Photography by Chris Pegman - www.chrispegman.com
Mastering by Sander van der Heide - www.sandervanderheide.nl


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Frank van Essen Collendoorn, Netherlands

"It is extremely rare to find a top class drummer play violin so beautifully. Add to that composer, arranger and producer skills, and you can imagine that the musical result will be somewhat special. Frank van Essen is such a musician. Known for his powerful drumming & violin playing for UK band Iona and his strings for DJ Martin Garrix, he is venturing out into a whole musical world of his own". ... more

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