THE POLICE’s Guitarist ANDY SUMMERS Completes Trilogy with “Harmonics of the Night” Album

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One of the most celebrated guitarists in music history, Andy Summers, is set to release his fifteenth solo album of instrumental tracks “Harmonics of the Night” via Flickering Shadow Records/Cargo Records, on Friday, October 15th, 2021. Composed by the multiple Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the 12-track collection was recorded at Summers’ Venice, CA studio, Hill of Beans, and produced by Summers and longtime collaborator Dennis Martin Smith. The cover and packaging art was shot by Summers. “Harmonics of the Night” will be available on cd and at digital retailers everywhere. For more information, please visit www.andysummers.com.

“In 2019 I had a retrospective photography exhibition at the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier, France. I decided to also make it a sound installation as the architecture of the building and its acoustic seemed to invite that idea, and I liked the challenge of making a soundtrack to the 400 framed photographs on the wall,” says Summers. “I came up with “A Certain Strangeness” and we ran it as a loop in that building for the next three months. Bringing the two mediums together was a natural move and from that first piece came this whole new recording. In a word, it set the mood for the rest of this album which I began working on shortly after the exhibition in France and the following show at the Bonnefanten Museum in the Netherlands.”

First single is “Chronosthesia” featuring a black and white video directed by Summers with digital production by Dennis Martin Smith from photographs shot by Summers in downtown Los Angeles. Watch it now below.

A collection rich in texture and cutting-edge composition, “Harmonics of the Night” is the third installment of his instrumental trilogy, following “Triboluminescence” and “Metal Dog”.

“Harmonics of the Night” Tracklisting:

  1. A Certain Strangeness
  2. City of Crocodiles
  3. Aeromancer
  4. Chronosthesia
  5. Harmonics of the Night
  6. Mirror in the Dirt
  7. Prairie
  8. Fantoccini
  9. Aphelion
  10. Spell
  11. Inamorata
  12. Strange Return

 “Harmonics of the Night” will be available as a two-disc vinyl set later this year – which includes three bonus tracks.

Vinyl Track Listing (*denotes only available on vinyl):

Disc 1: Side A

  1. A Certain Strangeness

Disc 1: Side B

  1. City of Crocodiles
  2. Aeromancer
  3. Chronosthesia
  4. Harmonics of the Night

Disc 2: Side A

  1. Mirror in the Dirt
  2. Prairie
  3. Fantoccini
  4. Aphelion

Disc 2: Side B

  1. Spell
  2. Inamorata
  3. Micrografia *
  4. Ecstasy Blooms *
  5. A Joint in West Kensington*

Modern day renaissance man, Andy Summers – musician, composer, photographer, guitarist, documentarian, and author – is most known as a member of one of the most influential and acclaimed acts in musical history, The Police.  With a catalog that has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and spawned multiple chart toppers including “Every Breath You Take,” “Can’t Stand Losing You,” “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” just to name a few, as well as four of their five studio albums making Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, The Police continue to be one of the most important musical acts of all time. 

Summers is a five-time Grammy® winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and has spent the past five decades performing live to audiences across the globe.  Summers has released multiple solo projects in recent years as well as collaborations with John Etheridge, Robert Fripp, Fernanda Takai, Ben Verdery, and Victor Biglione

In 2007, The Police reunited for a 14-month global tour becoming the third highest grossing tour of all time.  In recent years Summers has become a noted author including the 2006 release of his memoir, One Train Later, the inspiration for his 2012 documentary film, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police, and his first work of fiction released in 2021, Fretted and Moaning: Short Stories. Summers has also found sanctuary behind the lens as a noted photographer who specializes in capturing a mood, an expression, or a location in striking black and white, with book releases including the stunning Desirer Walks the Streets, I’ll Be Watching You, and The Bones of Chuang Tzu, while continuing to curate exhibits around the globe including Leica Gallery in Los Angeles, Paris/LA Independent Photo Show, Kunst, Licht Gallery in Shanghai, and more. Summers is the recipient of the prestigious Chevalier De L’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture in France.

For more information, please visit www.andysummers.com.

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