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Farsight by Flicker.
Album: At Least 1000 Words

Composed by G. Davies/D. Danielli/G. Barbe/N. Board.

George: guitars, synths, keys, samples
Dave: bass, drums, samples

Guru Maharaj Ji, Jonathan Agnew, stinsv.com

Project directed by George Davies.

Drums recorded at Clark’s Cottage, West Putford, North Devon.
Strings recorded at Chiseldon House, Exeter.

Engineered, mixed, produced and mastered by Dave Danielli.
Remastered at Wud Records Studios (uk) 2012.
Remastered again at Wud Records Studios (EU) August 2023.

Originally released 31st July 2002.
First re-release 12th May 2012.
Second re-release 1st September 2023.

Copyright © 2023 Wud Records.
Copyright ℗ 1995 Explicit Music.

Fun Facts:
* Farsight is the oldest piece on the album At Least 1000 Words.
* It is a piece that George wrote around March 1995, during the days of The Ug Brothers.
* Farsight was never actually performed live by that band.
* Any recordings of the original have been lost to the vortices of time and the land of refugee cassettes – the Tape Void, as the Ug drummer Graham used to call it.
* Originally there were words for it too.
* These lyrics described the kingdoms of the mind, those inner spaces, places and temples; the mythology of the self that begins in early childhood, a mysterious and magical place that is a sanctuary where only you can go, a place that is reachable in the blink of an eye yet can be so far, far away in space, time and reality.
* This place never really allows any other individual, however close a relationship and understanding they may have with you, ‘access all areas’ – perhaps for the best, as we all need our own castle to retreat to occasionally.
* Farsight is dedicated to that very world that exists within all of us, our private fantasy space, where we go in our dreamtime, and the place from where art comes or is filtered through to us from the farside perhaps, and the zone you are in when you are ‘in the zone’.
* Dave then wrote some other more Ug-like words.
* The only two that can be recalled are “wondering why”.
* The Ug Brothers disbanded before the song was ever performed live.
* This was a great shame as Farsight was one of the band’s collective favourites and one of the last new pieces they worked upon.
* We have been unable to dig up any Ug Brothers recordings of Farsight.
* Natalie, the Ug singer, came up with a vocal melody for the lost lyrics penned by Dave.
* A small fragment of that melody remains, in the very beginning of the lead guitar part, the rest again vanished forever to the realms of nilspace.
* This instrumental version of Farsight seemed to be a convenient resolution.
* In as many ways as possible it is largely true to the original Ug Brothers version.
* The piece begins in G minor but ends in C major and runs at 120 bpm.
* That was exactly the speed of the rhythm of the bridge on the USS Enterprise in the first Star Trek series, a sound which we used from the website www.stinsv.com, and just seemed perfect by its synchronicity.
* As the piece begins you can hear a Klingon door opening, from the same site – to let you in.
* Flicker tried to get the sound of a motor race into the soundscape, but it didn’t work so was left out.
* The percussion is probably not so different from the original played by Graham, again lost to the mists of time.
* Dave certainly delayed coming in with the full drumkit to the exact same point as The Ug Brothers.
* Dave’s beautifully expressive and critically acclaimed bassline, played on the Fender, was what drove and made the piece distinct.
* All the guitar parts are played on the Ice Maiden apart from the lead line, which was recorded using Nicodemus.
* One of the most synchronous events in the recording of Farsight was the discovery of what Maharaj Ji said, and was used at the beginning.
* The title of the tune had long since been decided, way back in 1995, and the title of the whole album was chosen early on too.
* Nearly all the recording for the whole CD had been done when Dave brought a couple of videos round, one of which contained the words you hear in the track.
* It encapsulates the feelings described above so perfectly that it simply had to be used.
* The remarkableness of this discovery cannot be overstated.
* Dave was a dedicated follower of Maharaj Ji at that time, attending meetings and conferences.
* The Jonathan Agnew quote serves two purposes.
* Firstly it shows that George is a fan of test match cricket.
* The other is to suggest the listener enjoys a nice cup of tea whilst listening, as many gallons of tea were consumed during the making of this album.

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