Night Parachuting

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NIGHT PARACHUTING (1991)
music by Jim Lamarche

6 compositions selected here, out of about 80 recorded between 1986 & 1991.

After being dropped by my label, a new phase began (my most prolific).
I had a humble studio now in my house that I could access whenever I wanted and recorded 80+ mostly instrumental pieces between ’86 and ’91.
As it turns out, this was my most successful album, having garnered airplay nationally even though sales were modest due to a lack of formal distribution.
I selected 12 and released my first CD, Night Parachuting in May 1991.
Here are 6 tracks from that album.

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composed & performed by Jim Lamarche at Spiral Studio, Toronto.

a covid lockdown production – February 2021

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This piece was inspired by my first “zen experience” circa 1985.  My younger brother and I bought two kites and on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, we trekked down to the thames river near Woodstock to fly them.  Dave always had a way with these things as his kite went up effortlessly and in minutes.  He laid back on the grass, lit up a smoke and watched it sail beautifully over the river.  I struggled with mine for at least an hour.  It crashed several times in a plowed, muddy field and when I finally did manage to get it up (no pun intended) … it wasn’t positioned right.  It was over the field, not the river.  I continued to struggle with it until I eventually lost my patience and tied the damned thing to a bush, not caring if it crashed again.  Frustrated, I went for a walk along the rivers edge and when I turned to look a couple of minutes later; I was shocked to see that my white kite was gliding beautifully … over the river!  My life hasn’t been quite the same since.

white kites – from the album “night parachuting” (please make sure the YouTube player is set to 720p).

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JOURNAL
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the human condition, gender politics, spiritual isolation, hypocrisy in modern society, renewed faith, redemption in expression
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ONE LIFE
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1986 Spiral Studio, Toronto

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