On new single “Whole World” Peter Oren ponders where we end and the algorithms begin.
New Album The Greener Pasture out 24th April via Western Vinyl
Peter Oren today shares ‘Whole World‘, the final single from upcoming album The Greener Pasture out via Western Vinyl on 24th April. His third full length record, The Greener Pasture was mostly conceived by Peter when alone in a cabin near Nashville. Pre-order the album here: https://smarturl.it/75t44o
“Like much of the record, it asks if phones give or take power, in this case using the framework of a traditional song wherein God has the power,” Peter says about the track. “Today, we have the power. Or do we only think so? How many ideas are really our own? Where do we end and the algorithms begin? What is ours? Did I steal this tune? Unearth it? Regurgitate it? Welcome to the ‘boring dystopia’ that is 2020.”
Quick facts from Peter:
– I recorded the album mostly alone in a cabin near Nashville, IN
– The cabin had a pond and a wooded+hilly 60 acres
– It’s the first project I’d ever mixed, mastered, and seen out the door myself
– I traded files with musicians, some of whom I’ve never met in person, to record what I
needed a hand with, including Dan Bailey (drums, LA), Shannon Hayden (cello, Cali), Aaron Goldstein (pedal steel, Toronto), Laur Joamets (guitars, Nashville/ ATL), and Diederik Van Wassenauer (strings, Netherlands).
– I had friends and local players join me for a few sessions, especially Mark Edlin, who played drums and helped with overall insight and feedback.
In Line to Die
The Greener Pasture
Gnawed to the Bone (Come By)
Ones and Ohs
Don’t Eat Their Feed
Fences Ranchers and Cattle Prods