'Annapurna' was written while trekking through the Annapurna mountain range of Nepal during July-August 2011. The journey was full of inspiring landscapes, the warmest and most welcoming people I've ever encountered, breathtaking mountains, and rain. Lots of rain. This album has been made to celebrate that experience.
Update: a review! www.busanhaps.com/article/thundering-silence-review-gino-branns-new-album-annapurna
released January 30, 2013
all songs by Gino Brann
Gino Brann - guitar, bass, lap steel, vocals
Jim Batcho - percussion
Jim Batcho, Mike Edmunds, Anthony Garcia, Michael Laveck, Violet Lea, Melanie Lenau, Kelsey Smith - vocals
Annapurna Range, ca. 1975. Photograph by "Smokin'" Joe Avallone
Thank you for the beautiful picture, travel advice, inspiration, and friendship. Rest in peace.
Parts of 'Annapurna' were recorded independently at various guesthouses, teahouses and flophouses in Nepal. Special thanks to my porter, Sanjeev Chaudhary, and the Gauri Shankar Guest House in Pokhara.
Parts of the album were recorded with Michael Laveck at Mica Mountain Works in Busan, South Korea.
Mixed and mastered with Michael Laveck at Mica Mountain Works.