"Renmin Park" is surely the most unusual album in the Cowboy Junkies' canon, an album that grew from a trip Michael Timmins and his family took to China. Using ideas and field recordings from his time out there, collaborating with Chinese musicians and writers, leaning heavily on loops and grooves put together by Alan Anton and producer Joby Baker, it's a record that sounds unlike. anything else by anybody else.
In this podcast, Mike and Alan explain the thought process and the recording process behind the album, the way it invigorated their creative thinking and how it became the jumping off point for what then became the Nomad Series.
Take a listen - we think it will inspire you to dig out your copy of "Rennin Park". It's well worth it.
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