Geert Hellings joins in on guitar and lapsteel today, providing beautiful textures to ‘Rain’, ‘The Chrysanthemum Vow ‘ and ‘White Peaks’. We groove away in ‘The Blue Hood’ and find out that ‘The Reed-Choked House’ could benefit from some electronic rhythm, since Mattijs is at the marimba all the time.
Unfortunately, later that evening, we receive the news that Geert will not be involved any longer, due to family circumstances. He will be missed terribly. We need to replace the irreplaceable; the search for a new guitar begins on an impossible short notice.