Discography

RED LANTERNS
[EP ALBUM]

Track #1 (Red Lanterns):
"Red Lanterns" is a song about the mystical nightlife in Shanghai, China. Red lanterns are commonly found displayed outside restaurants and other unique establishments. One truly feels mystified when seeing these lanterns up close.

Track #2 (Water City):
"Water City" is about the numerous water townships spread throughout China. These townships or "water cities" as commonly referred to, are surrounded and divided by lakes and rivers. Many stone bridges criss-cross the rivers, showing distinctive views of the townships. On my visit to one of the most famous water cities, Zhouzhuang, called the "Venice of the East", it is here where the inspiration to compose this song emerged.

Track #3 (Audrey's Waltz):
"Audrey's Waltz" is a composition dedicated to my mother. The range of the melody expresses the vastness in her kindness in everything that she does.

All song compositions, orchestration, performance, recording, production and art design by Ralston van der Schyff.

Instrument samples courtesy of Native Instruments GmbH and PG Music Inc.

Mixed and mastered by Barry Stoffberg at Great Spirit Studios of Loudon, Tennessee.

A CAPE CHRISTMAS CAROL
[SINGLE]

"I Won't Be Home For Christmas Alweer" is fusion of goema, country and comedy. The choir harmony is a typical sound characteristic of the minstrels of Cape Town.

Composition, performance, recording, production and art design by Ralston van der Schyff.

Instrument samples courtesy of PG Music Inc.

Mixed and mastered by PallyBear at Pally Studios Shanghai, China.

RUDOLPH IS UIT ASEM
[SINGLE]

"Rudolph Is Uit Asem" is a comical Christmas piece depicting Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, being slave-driven by Santa Claus. It's a Cape Town flavored carol with lyrics and comical quips both in English and Afrikaans, sung by a choir.

Composition, performance, recording, production and art design by Ralston van der Schyff.

Instrument samples courtesy of PG Music Inc.

Mixed and mastered by PallyBear at Pally Studios Shanghai, China.