|Shadowglow contains a musical interplay between guitarist Raoul Björkenheim and drummer Lukas Ligeti, two cosmopolitans currently based in New York. The two musician/composers share a mutual interest in the musics of the world which possibly has never been as clearly demonstrated as on this recording wherein references to Asian, African and European indigenous musical styles and, in particular, rhythmic patterns can easily be detected. For the recording sessions, no music was ”written”, but preparation consisted of intensive rehearsal sessions where the two musicians improvised based on rhythmic patterns or melodic ideas that they found to be of common interest.
Shadowglow was recorded and mixed in June 2003 at bassist/producer Bill Laswell’s Orange Music Sound Studios in New Jersey with Robert Musso as the recording engineer. In addition to his longstanding collaboration with Laswell and the hundreds of sessions that he has recorded and/or mixed, Musso is known as the leader of the now-defunct group Machine Gun as well as for his many solo projects as a guitarist and composer. The recording was mastered by Henrik Otto Donner and Esa Santonen at DER in Tammisaari, Finland.