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SANCTUM (High​-​resolution)

by Frank van Essen

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    PLEASE NOTE: Due to EU regulations, VAT will be added on all download sales in the EU on checkout, depending on your country of residence.
    For people in The Netherlands who wish to pay via iDeal - please drop me a note before you purchase - I will send you a payment link and download code.
    If you already own the standard version and want to UPGRADE to the HR version, please send me an email and I will send you a 50% discount code!
    This is a high resolution (88.2 kHz, 24 bits), audiophile quality download. For best results, download the WAV or AIFF files. But even the MP3 files will sound better than the standard download, because they are encoded from the high resolution master file.
    To preview tracks (low quality streaming only) please refer to the normal version of SANCTUM.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Surely he has Borne our Griefs, Meditations of a Sound Mind vol. 1, SANCTUM, SANCTUM (High-resolution), Raphael's Journey, Immanuël (remastered), and Visions. , and , .

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Healing (HR) 06:40
Origins (HR) 11:32


"Art such as this is so needed in our society today and this is so beautifully crafted, it literally arrests your attention, not just your ears. Frank injects such beauty in this recording that a sense of wonderment is recaptured even in those of us who may have lived a few too many years and let wonder escape unnoticed". - Donny Limbert

"Congratulations!! Its incredibly beautiful and artistic. It takes you to another world"! - Anneriet

"Please listen and consider grabbing a copy. I guarantee the musicianship and writing will fill your soul with joy, and lead you to introspection". - Glenn Hagen

"If you love music, you will love this.
Well done Frank and friends". - Sander de Jong


released October 25, 2018

Frank van Essen: Acoustic & electric violin, viola, ensemble strings, drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, programming
Dave Bainbridge: Acoustic & electic guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, keyboards
Jimmy Johnson: Bass guitar (1, 3, 6, 7)
Mark Dekkers, Bass guitar (2, 4), upright bass
Jan Peter Beijersbergen: Acoustic & electric guitars (2, 4)
Jonas Pap: Cello
Troy Donockley: Low whistle, high whistle, uilleann pipes, bouzouki
Sjoerd Visser: Soprano & alto saxophones, whistles (4), duclar

All tracks composed & arranged by Frank van Essen, except 3 and 5 composed by Frank van Essen & Dave Bainbridge
Recorded & mixed by Frank van Essen @ StringsAttached Studio, Collendoorn
Additional instrumental parts by Dave, Troy & Jimmy recorded by them in their own studios
Mastered by Sander van der Heide @ Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum
Executive producers: Jeremy Van Dyke, Ronald Lindeboom, Daniel Plomp

With a special, big thank you to all people who have made this recording possible by supporting me through my crowdfunding campaign.

Photography by Bertil van Wieren
Filming by Wilfred van Wieren
Artwork by André Hofsink

Published by Dew Age Publishing - all rights reserved

For detailed info on musicians & instruments per track, please go to track info.


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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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