Deft wordplay with French subtitles, Herman Dune’s new video for ‘Undiscarded Jacaranda’.
Classic fingerpicking carries the tune forward as Herman (David Ivar) is joined on vocals by Mayon Hanania. The duo performs in a simple setting letting the words and music of this love song to Los Angeles resonate with the listener. The song is from ‘The Portable Herman Dune Vol. 2’. The second album in a trilogy featuring songs recorded in Ivar’s studio in San Pedro California.
Reflecting on the creation of the album trilogy Ivar says, “During the pandemic, I started to perform sets from my kitchen. A weekly rendezvous with my fans simply called “The Sunday Transmission with Herman Dune.” I’d typically do a 13-song set, read the horoscope, do raffles, and read poetry. It became the only way to express myself and do a set of consecutive songs. I got back in touch with my lyrics and voice. Playing from my own songbook was like re-discovering the tunes for the first time. Some songs really stood out as having gained strength and meaning, and I started thinking of recording them for an album. It felt like this was the way it should always have been.”
“The more I recorded, the more songs I had on my hands, and I got more excited. I had more songs than could be listened to at once, and they were all so important to me, so I started thinking in Volumes.”
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