Hi good people of lines.
I wanted to share my new album “Hanami” with you all. Although I haven’t posted a huge amount recently, I still check in here a lot and am continually captivated by the process-driven conversations in particular.
Anyone who has listened to my previous work might conceivably be expecting a more ambient affair than this recording has turned out to be. A bit of background on this:
As someone who routinely has less time than I’d like to make music, I record absolutely everything. I then circle back periodically for listening sessions & earmark anything that stands out and keep compiling, whittling down and (hopefully), judiciously editing.
The last couple of times I’ve done this, the bits that stood out were more beat-driven. I have also had a friend who I sadly lost last year on my mind a lot. His honest critique of my previous music was that he felt it needed more beats. As such, I’ve channeled my love for Prefuse 73, early Múm and Album Leaf into the mix.
There’s also some Just Type, plenty of Compass (yes, again!), some of my very wonky piano playing and a whole heap more. Very much here for specifics if there’s anything process-wise anyone would like to hear more about.
Hope people enjoy listening to this set of songs as much as I enjoyed making them.