Everywhere Else Left Behind is the debut album from Saigon Would Be Seoul, the new solo project of Mirza Ramic from the American electronic music duo Arms and Sleepers. The album is a result of several years of compositional ideas and conceptual planning. A few tracks date as far back as 2009, while the majority of the record was conceived from 2016 to 2018. The writing of the album was scattered across several countries — including Czech Republic, Latvia, Germany, and the United States — and amidst Arms and Sleepers’ busy touring schedule.
This wonderful (if I don’t say so myself) solo piano and spoken word album is the first release on the label I co-own with Mirza. Thematically it deals with his childhood experiences as a refugee fleeing the Bosnian war. We have a documentary to accompany this release which will be out in the fall but the trailer is out:
The cassettes are especially nice, with beautiful screen printed cases (I’ll put them in the cassettes thread when I have some nice pics of the assembled package.)
I did the sound design and mixing so would be happy to hear any feedback. Thanks for checking it out if anyone has a wee listen.