by Søren Nissen

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Departures 05:57
Alternatives 06:47
Eyes of Riya 08:49
Mantra 05:26
Beyond Truth 06:38


The inspiration for this album came from a life changing journey through India in 2015. It was a physical and psychological departure from 'home' which now survives in my memory and in these songs.


released October 29, 2017

Søren Nissen - Acoustic Bass, Synths (Track 4), Rhodes (Track 5)
James Hill - Piano, Rhodes, and Juno
Jeff LaRochelle - Tenor Saxophone
Agneya Chikte - Tabla and Percussion (Tracks 1,3,4,7)
Ian Wright - Drums

All Compositions by Søren Nissen. ©2017 Søren Nissen.
All rights reserved. Made in Canada.

Recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording Studio
May 23rd/24th 2017

Produced by Franky Rousseau
Engineered and Mixed by Nick Bonin
Mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering
Album Design by Klara Vanzella Yang
Jiddu Krishnamurti Speech (track 1,7) courtesy of The Krishnamurti Foundation of America.

Thank you to my family, friends, teachers, and fellow musicians for your continued support and inspiration: Mom, Dad, Anna, The Nissen and Edwards families, Dar and Guy Belliveau, Klara Vanzella Yang, Mike Downes, Neil Swainson, David Occhipinti, Mark DeJong, Dean McNeill, Richard Haubrich, Shamus Currie, Dan Rougeau, Emily Rockarts, Phil LaRose, Franky Rousseau, Nick Bonin, Reuben Ghose, and my incredible band mates for their dedication in bringing this music to life.

Thanks to all of the incredible people I shared experiences with in India. You all helped inspire this album: Mara Nesrallah, Jacob Damelin, Agnes Wywrot, Derek Beckvold, Hamsar Hayat, Tarun Balani and Pattie Gonsalves (GMI), Agneya Chikte, Bibek, Sangita, Ravi, Riya, Shahdab, Charita, Safikahn, Sonal, Vatan, Kora Aier, Abhinav, Nipun, Aditya, Karan, Jayant, Shashank, Takar, Samar, Mark, Aarya, Pablo, Sudarshana, Anita, Raghav, Sivadas, Devon, Aurovalley Ashram, Jon and Andrew Kay, Lucasz, Anna, and the many other people who I met along the journey.

Thanks to the Toronto Arts Council for their generous support towards the writing and recording of this album.


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