"Halcyon Keys" is a 3rd addition to Elyon's "A Week with Elyon" (AWE) projects. For one week Elyon would create one brand new beat for each day. Every AWE project has a theme and this week's theme is "Halcyon Keys."
Tracks 1-7 are from the AWE project, and 8-10 are added bonus tracks. While track 10 (My Childhood) is from Elyon's tribute to Nujabes album titled "Dear Seba Jun" back in 2012, he thought the beat would also be a great fit for this project.
Halcyon means: Calm; Peaceful; Tranquil.
This album consists of beats with peaceful piano lines that would help putting one into tranquility
Missed two previous AWE projects? Do worries! You can take a listen and download them here.
#1 A Week with Elyonbeats: elyonbeats.bandcamp.com/album/a-week-with-elyonbeats
#2 A Week with Elyonbeats - Sleep Edition: elyonbeats.bandcamp.com/album/a-week-with-elyonbeats
The title track, "The Stargazer's Scrapbook" was inspired by Esther Lac's short novel. Little about the book.
If you could tamper with your memories and rewrite them in your favour, would you? It’s actually a rather easy thing to do. Memories aren’t made purely from our interactions in the physical world. When we muse with our imaginations, we’re creating memories, too. When reality and fantasy intermixes over time, how can you draw the line between what’s real and what isn’t? In her early years, Lisanna Spring was raised by her grandmother, a memory collector who loved to tell stories with impeccable vividness to anyone who would care to listen. Often times it would be to an audience of one; Lisanna. When Lisanna’s grandma lost in a fight with Alzheimer’s disease and was forced to trade her beloved babysitting role for an ironic bedridden ending, she leaves behind a beautiful scrapbook as a memento for her granddaughter. After a period of hysterical denial, Lisanna discovers the dying wish her grandma had left for her in the scrapbook and intends to fulfill it by becoming a collector of more than just memories.
If this sounds like a novel that you might enjoy reading, or might be a wonderful gift for someone, consider buying the book and supporting the author.
released February 18, 2016
All the songs except Track 10 are originally composed and produced by Elyon.
Track 10: My Childhood - Piano by Jonathan Bolosan
Mixed and mastered by Elyon.
Special thanks to everyone in DIVIN3KINGDOM.
Another special thanks to Esther Lac.