Liminal conveys a sense of unbounded space, a state in between states, with original music not attached to any particular form. The album is a sound journey inspired by the impermanence of the life of clouds. It invites a more open listening experience where time is dilated and carefully crafted as the space between sound and silence, and density and sparseness. Atmospheres of abstract sound merge with sparks of melodic expression, both spontaneously arising, meeting and dissolving. The musicians choose to not dwell in the center of the music, but rather as another listener. In the aural continuum, the human element becomes part of the ambience finding a new field of possibilities listening and playing with the environment itself.
” The evolution of music will be impossible without composers and musicians as Silvia Nakkach, multi-talented time-traveler, melody driven , harmonious soundscaper whom with sensitive knowledge of the higher senses translates Tone and Texture into a refined emotional and intelligent piece of Art. Lush contemporary harmonies and creative melodies that echoes on the Ancient teachings of East and West . Crystal clear production by Todd Boston and flawless performances makes the experience complete. Her new ground-breaking work “LIMINAL”opens a whole new category in music to enhance our own evolution as listeners. I welcome the return to creativity, with visionary works like this the future of Higher music is safe.Highly recommended !!!!! ” - Review by Jorge Alfano, musician and producer, that have collaborated with legendary artists as Astor Piazzolla, Mercedes Sosa, Richie Havens, Peter Erskine and Robert Thomas Jr. (from Weather Report), and Glen Velez, among many others.
"Liminal is astonishing. I’ve been listening to it and listening to it and listening to it. This CD is so important and so addictive. I have always been a cloud watcher, often dreaming of gliding on a ‘magic carpet’ in and through and above and beyond the cloud realm. This CD is the music I will play on my carpet journeys. Each track fully embodies its name. The fluid yet deliberate creative expression of sound color, is transforming. Its subtlety catches you in its web, and later you’ll understand that you have been traveling through space and you’ll want to travel again, and again, and again."
- Kathy (Kaby) Birdsall
released March 25, 2016
All Song Composed and Arranged by Silvia Nakkach and Todd Boston
Produced by Todd Boston
Executive Producer - Silvia Nakkach
Recorded and Engineered by Todd Boston @ Magic Cottage Studios, Lagunitas CA.
Mastered November 2015 by Michael Romanowski @ Coast Mastering Studios, Berkeley CA
Cover Art Design by Shara Gardner
Photography by Silvia Nakkach (front/back cover) and Andrea Boston (inside cover)
Silvia Nakkach - Vocals, Piano, Sound Design
Todd Boston - Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, GuitarViol, Sound Design
David Darling - Violoncello
Jeff Oster - Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Val Serrant - Percussion, Voice