No Enemy Within

by Lachlan Hawkins Music

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    Comes in a 4-panel digicase including an extensive 16-page booklet highlighting the messages and inspiration behind each song. Artwork designed by Sai Karlen & feature photography by Danny McShane.

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about

No Enemy Within marks the start of Lachlan’s new path as an artist, centred around songwriting and the intriguing sounds of the 21st-century Swiss-made steel sound sculpture known as the ‘handpan’. With the handpan still growing as an artform, the album invites listeners to experience a sound that has been explored very little in this part of the world. The healing tones of the instrument are the centrepiece of this recording; however, the uplifting messages of the album - and themes of family, self-acceptance, presence and loss - have been brought to life by some of Australia's finest young musicians including New York-based vocalist Olivia Chindamo and Jo Davie, a rising star in the national folk landscape. The recording process itself has been close to a 3-year collaboration with renowned Brisbane producer Steve Thornely; together, they have crafted new ways of recording this rare instrument and have created an accessible collection of music that appeals to people from all walks of life and musical tastes - particularly folk and world music lovers, jazz enthusiasts and supporters of sound healing and meditation-like soundscapes.

In Lachlan's words:
"No Enemy Within" is inspired by the African proverb: "Where there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm." I first heard these words when listening to one of my heroes, Les Brown – one of the most powerful communicators in the world. These words deeply resonated with me because they speak of the internal dialogue we often have with ourselves, the anxiety and fear that exists in the world today and the need for us to have self-acceptance, inner strength and clarity now more than ever.

Through the beautiful steel sound sculpture known as the ‘handpan’, I've been able to find a space where I can explore this self-acceptance, where I can reach for things outside my comfort zone, and where I can express my thoughts and emotions through songwriting in a refreshingly new light. What I've also found is that this instrument has a profound ability to connect and heal others. I've seen these many times throughout my involvement with the music therapy initiative known as the 'Stairwell Project' (several of the compositions featured on this album are inspired by this deeply rewarding experience) as well as through my recent travels as a handpan player.

These are the main reasons that I feel now is the time to release this music that means so much to me; this album carries an uplifting message that I feel the world needs to hear.

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released June 26, 2018

1. Lights Out
2. No Enemy Within (feat. Daniel Lopez)
3. In Losing You (feat. Olivia Chindamo)
4. Wander
5. Forge Ahead (feat. Sophie Min)
6. Through Loss (feat. Jo Davie)
7. One Adjustment Away (feat. Tsoof Baras)
8. Waiting Room (feat. Simon Svoboda)

Lachlan Hawkins – Saraz Handpans, Pi Handpan (In Losing You), voice (No Enemy Within), drum kit & percussion

Featuring special guests:

Tsoof Baras – handpan
Olivia Chindamo – voice
Jo Davie – voice
Daniel Lopez – violin
Sophie Min – piano
Simon Svoboda – cello

Music and lyrics by Lachlan Hawkins,
except One Adjustment Away, composed by Lachlan Hawkins & Tsoof Baras

Recorded & Mixed by Steve Thornely at The Palace Studios, July 2015 – February 2018
Mastered by Matthew Gray Mastering
Cover photography by Danny McShane Photography
Album design by Sai Karlen
Produced by Steve Thornely and Lachlan Hawkins

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Lachlan Hawkins Music Brisbane, Australia

Lachlan Hawkins is a freelance drummer, solo handpan artist and educator.

Lachlan has presented his original music at the Tablelands Folk Festival, Music by the Sea Festival, PanOz Festival, the Stairwell Project at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital as well as sold-out shows at the Brisbane Jazz Club and the QLD Conservatorium. ... more

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Track Name: No Enemy Within
On the doorstep of my mind,
There are voices that always seem to rise,
Sounds are distant but loud enough to
make me listen
I feel there’s nowhere to hide

Layering whispers in my ear,
Tell me things I know I’m scared to hear
But to give in to this weaker part of me
It’s my choice, to follow or lead

It won’t shake me,
No this little voice won’t shake me
No prisoner lies inside of me
No enemy within

It won’t shake me,
No this little voice won’t shake me
No prisoner lies inside of me
No enemy within

No it won’t shake me,
No this little voice won’t shake me
No prisoner lies inside of me

No enemy within
No enemy within
No enemy within
Track Name: In Losing You
You won’t be here with me tonight
You’re out of sight, not out of mind
How I long to hold you in my arms again
Relive those moments that we shared again

Those moments that brought us joy
Togetherness, but now what’s left?

Losing you
In losing you
It’s hard to accept that you’re not here
Here no more

In losing you
In losing you,
There’s an empty place
Empty place within my heart
Now you’re not here

In losing you
In losing you
It’s hard to accept that you’re not here
Here no more

In losing you
In losing you,
There’s an empty place
Empty place within my heart
Now you’re not here no more

Here no more
Always in my thoughts
Never lost, never lost in my thoughts

Never losing you
Track Name: Through Loss
Sitting in my bed
Silence consumes me
Thought I heard you moving
But you’re not there

Reflecting on what happened
It’s no one’s fault; it happened
End of a chapter I won’t forget

Through loss we learn
That now is all we have
Our time is short
So live for now
Once you’re gone
There’s no coming back

Sitting in my bed
Silence comforts me
I look around and I’m at peace with what I see
Reflecting on this moment
It’s all I need, this moment
End of a chapter
There’s no coming back

Through loss we learn
That now is all we have
Our time is short
So live for now

Through loss we learn
That now is all we have
Our time is short
So live for now
For once you’re gone
There’s no coming back

Through loss we learn

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