Sitka Sun is the instrumental project of bassist/arranger Patrick Murphy. Pushing the boundaries of genre, Sitka Sun is a beautifully fierce yet mediative sound - ideal for long drives, the wilderness of the mind, and contemplative days.
"I just cannot get enough of this groove-happy psychedelic jazz session from Sitka Sun. It’s spiritual jazz whose target audience is Mother Earth, and it clears the way for a sense of transcendent joy."
- Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Daily
All The Way West - Sitka Sun's sophomore release - is both a carefully composed instrumental jazz album and a spaced-out contemplation on the human condition. It exists at the intersection of rhythmic prowess, psychedelic experimentation, & jazz sensibility, intentionally asking more questions than it's willing to answer throughout its 32 minute lifespan. In comparison to Sitka Sun's eponymous debut, All The Way West steps ever deeper into the intricacies of composition and the adventurous spirit of improvisation, and is anticipated to be well-received by jazz enthusiasts, rare groove collectors, beat makers, and record store clerks alike. All The Way West is music for right now, as we come out of 2020 and hopefully into a changing world: it encourages reflection, inspires movement, & welcomes new growth.
In this self-titled debut release, Murphy joined forces with producer and engineer Angelo Peters to create a cohesive album of psychedelic rhythm soundscapes. Recorded in Ithaca, New York, this album release is brought to fruition through collaboration with the Long Road Society record label based in Oakland, California.