Bridgetown #132

The Widest Smiling Faces & Marc Merza
Forest Bathing

After returning from a tour across Japan, Marc Merza reunited with The Widest Smiling Faces for a set of wistful guitar arrangements inspired by shinrin-yoku, the local practice of bathing oneself in the aura of a forest to lower stress levels. Each piece bears no title and evokes the feeling of anonymity and insignificance one feels when deeply immersed in a natural environment. Drifting notes are culled from the space between branches, pain and regret are washed away in a stream, uncertainty left behind as footsteps on an unmarked path.
C30 cassette · 8 songs · May 2017 · Brooklyn, NY

Edition of 50 cassettes dubbed in real-time with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock, includes digital download.