Archive for 2018

Chris Way – Record Re-Release: “Needle Out” (2009)

February 26th, 2018

Hi all!

My 2009 record, “Needle Out”, has been re-released. I fixed up “Hollow Book, Winter Glove”, fixed song sequencing issues, and re-mastered select tracks. I also switched from iTunes to Bandcamp.

Find it on Bandcamp here.

$8 gets you 11 tracks, with a running time of about 35 minutes. This is a spare, intense collection of midtempo acoustic songs mixed in with a few hoarse, raw shouters. My first proper soul-folk record.

Cover art, songs, performances, mixing, etc all by me, except “Headlights / Drown”, which featured input from Jess Hotckiss.

For more of my music, go here:
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[posted by: C Way at 3:41 PM]

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Painting by Karly Salama (2018)

January 19th, 2018

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Karly Salama 
      Karly Salama
       Untitled (2018)
       Acrylic on canvas

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Karly Salama 

      Here is an untitled new work by Karly Salama. Like the best mandalas, it is serene and centered and ecstatic and striving. Primary colors, greens and purple light sweet fires in twelve concentric waves out from a burning core of white. Meditative but also activating. Watching this creates ripples and pulses through my consciousness, gives me the itch to float, sleep and dance all at once.


[posted by: C Way at 12:00 PM]

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Chris Way – New Record: “White Hidden Flower” (Jan 2018)

January 11th, 2018

My eighth record, “White Hidden Flower”, was released today and is now available on Bandcamp here.

$10 gets you 17 digital tracks of good ol’ fashioned C.Way dark-folk goodness. Or you can just stream and see what you like piecemeal.

This record was a labor of love and brings together songs from the last ten or so years of my life. It’s mix of originals and covers, some instrumentals, some classical songs, some folk songs. Some soft things, some tender things, some dark things, some intense things. A little lo-fi here and there too. Everything homecooked with love for thee.

Beautiful mastering work by my producer Andrew Parsegian made all the songs swim together and sound of a piece (as much as could be expected given the disparate origins/eras of some of these tunes). And please note the gorgeous art by Jess Barnett (, who kindly let me use this painting, entitled “Ashes I”, for the front cover.

I’m proud of these songs and thank you to everyone who inspired them: you know who you are. I am so happy to bring this record to all of you.

p.s. here’s the back cover (using a detail from a painting by R Noglow called “flood iii”):


[posted by: C Way at 9:53 PM]

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