Watching Water (2018)by TAC ProjectA journey in bass.

“Like a ghost. ★★★★”
Fiona Ord-Shrimpton (All About Jazz)

The TAC Project is a journey to explore the various possibilities of what a single instrument can do. It led to the concept that a bass could be a melodic and harmonic instrument, in addition to holding down a bass line. As a player, creating the multiple tracks to accomplish this was difficult but exciting at the same time.

I’ve always believed that a true musician works towards mastering their own instrument but must have a concept of what all other musicians do to achieve the overall musical statement. It is with many talented people around me that this musical concept became reality. I couldn’t have done this without them. I hope that this music brings as much joy to everyone as it has provided me. I am truly blessed to have the wonder of Music to share!

Peace and Harmony!

Tim Carmichael


  • Basses, Percussion, Spoken Vocal: Tim Carmichael
  • Percussion tracks, drum programming and Didgeridoo: Scott 'Gusty' Christensen
  • Sax: Doug Carmichael
  • Vocals Tracks 3 and 4: Tali Ratzon
  • Guitar on track 1: Vic Dillahay


  1. Watching Water (3:52)
    © 2014 Tim Carmichael US‑DHM‑14‑01799
  2. Brofoya (3:02)
    © 2014 Tim Carmichael US‑DHM‑14‑01800
  3. Change (2:29)
    © 2014 Tim Carmichael US‑DHM‑14‑01801
  4. Song for the Children (3:32)
    © 2014 Tim Carmichael US‑DHM‑14‑01802
  5. Upper Ethereal (4:56)
    © 2014 Tim Carmichael US‑DHM‑14‑01803
  6. Ode to John Francis (4:16)
    © 2014 Tim Carmichael US‑DHM‑14‑01804
  7. HippiPOTamus (2:48)
    © 2014 Tim Carmichael US‑DHM‑14‑01805
  8. Remember Peace (3:22)
    © 2014 Tim Carmichael US‑DHM‑14‑01806


Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Scott 'Gusty' Christensen

Cover Painting "The Blue Notes" Jon Bui

Photos by Ron Dreasher

Technical Data

  • Label: Curious Automata
  • Catalog Number: 140204a
  • Released: February 2nd, 2014
  • Format: CD and Digital
  • Total Tracks: 8
  • Duration: 28:17
  • UPC: 887936792120


Album Copyright

©: 2014 Tim Carmichael
: 2014 Tim Carmichael