Robert James Hanrahan
Musician Producer Seeker
Now in my life
Now I have just released a new track I've composed. There is Gianluca Bacconi on tarang and Paolo Camerini on bass.
I have also created a new music style, hypothetical music.
The Sand Tracks group is formed by Robert James Hanrahan on guitar, Baltasar Mauro Tiberi on bass, and Alex Barberis on drums and percussions. They play music that evokes the desert and its sand, the whispering wind, and the solid rock. In the songs of the first album "The Spirit of the Desert", recorded in 2018 - in addition to a profound vocation for intuitive music and for the vitality of improvisation in which the relationship with the audience is fundamental - the sound experience is traced and accompanies each concert. A rock, country mix with delicately funk veins, with a psychedelic mood underneath the sound. It can be defined as “hypothetical music” "desert rock", traveling music, and inner notes on the road of imagination. It is the intuitive element, at the basis of the dialogue between the members of the group, that brings out the close relationship with the present moment, with the “here and now”. Alchemy of the present in dreamtime and awareness.
When a sensitive and acute listener encounters hypothetical music, he finds himself transported by something similar to synesthesia, to places crossed by the wind, bathed in rays of sunshine, and then beaten by the pouring rain. The songs become landscapes that dilate time, which is emotion, sometimes slowly, full of tension, others freer and snappier. The scores of the individual instruments chase each other, drawing inspiration and creating a field of strength among the members of the band without ever colliding. One has the perception that they follow a line of development based on improvisation, even if one soon realizes that the improvisational character fades into something more complex as if the music had to describe a previously established movement, a journey marked by the use of timbral effects typical of blues and jazz that fit together to evoke a strong psychedelic spirit. The album “hypothetical music” unwinds following a notion of circular musical time to give support, and seek a constant balance between the rhythmic and the melodic part, while dragging the listener into a kaleidoscope studded with colored crystals.