Andy Summers Completes Trilogy with “Harmonics of the Night”
One of the most celebrated guitarists in music history, Andy Summers, is set to release his fifteenth solo album of instrumental tracks, Harmonics of the Night (Flickering Shadow Records/Cargo Records), on Friday, October 15, 2021. Composed by the multiple Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the 12-track collection was recorded at Summers’ Venice, CA studio, Hill of Beans, and produced by Summers and longtime collaborator Dennis Martin Smith. The cover and packaging art was shot by Summers. Harmonics of the Night will be available on cd and at digital retailers everywhere.
“In 2019 I had a retrospective photography exhibition at the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier, France. I decided to also make it a sound installation as the architecture of the building and its acoustic seemed to invite that idea, and I liked the challenge of making a soundtrack to the 400 framed photographs on the wall,” says Summers. “I came up with “A Certain Strangeness” and we ran it as a loop in that building for the next three months. Bringing the two mediums together was a natural move and from that first piece came this whole new recording. In a word, it set the mood for the rest of this album which I began working on shortly after the exhibition in France and the following show at the Bonnefanten Museum in the Netherlands.”
The first single is “Chronosthesia,” featuring a b/w video directed by Summers with digital production by Dennis Martin Smith from photographs shot by Summers in downtown Los Angeles.
A collection rich in texture and cutting-edge composition, Harmonics of the Night is the third installment of his instrumental trilogy, following Triboluminescence and Metal Dog.