Curated by glacis, this album has been organised to help celebrate Piano Day 2016. The title of the album is by writer Ali Millar and the album art is by Julien Lambrechts Photography. The artists involved in the project are:
Endless Melancholy is a solo project of Oleksiy Sakevych from Kyiv, Ukraine, launched in 2011, producing minimal piano and ambient sounds inspired by various modern composers. He has released numerous albums via his own label Hidden Vibes working in collaboration with artists such as Benoit Pioulard, Wil Bolton, Desolate Horizons and most recently Library Tapes.
Mikael Lind is a composer of experimental ambient music, currently residing in Reykjavik, Iceland. He has got three full-length releases under his belt, as well as a number of digital releases, and he recently earned a Master’s degree in electronic music production from the University of Edinburgh. His EP 'Intentions and Variations' will be released on Morr Music in April this year. Mikael's piece for mini50 is a piano improvisation with some after-production, where the sound of the piano has been augmented through the use of spectral manipulation.
Cameron MacNair is a composer / software engineer from Los Angeles, CA. His music often features ominous soundscapes that evoke a sense of inauspicious peacefulness. Using algorithmic techniques, he builds custom technology to ‘digitally extend’ his instruments and field recordings.
Digitalanalogue is the solo work of former Broken Records member Ian Turnbull. His debut album ‘Be Embraced You Millions’, was released on popular Scottish label Song, By Toad to critical acclaim with the Skinny proclaiming
glacis is the solo piano compositions of Euan Alexander Millar-McMeeken (graveyard tapes/blood language/mini50 records) based in Kelso, Scotland. Euan has released 3 EPs to date and in 2016 will release a mini album as well as his first full length record. He is also currently working on records with William Ryan Fritch and Caught in the Wake Forever.
His piece for this compilation is the original piano take of a track written while sitting in his bedroom watching bats flying in the garden.
William Ryan Fritch
William Ryan Fritch is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has scored and contributed music to numerous critically acclaimed narrative and award winning documentary films. His music has been featured in television shows and miniseries for CBS, IFC, Showtime, Discovery, AMC and PBS as well as for numerous dance and theatre productions, art installations and in national ad campaigns and PSA’s. He has released numerous records under his own name and moniker Vieo Abiungo on Lost Tribe Sound.
Jacob David (born 1981) is a Danish composer and pianist based in Copenhagen.
Since a child he has been inseparable from the piano doing improvisations ranging from blues to classical. While playing at nursing homes in his early 20s, he observed how the music was soothing and sometimes bring back memories long forgotten. This experience compelled him to simplify his music style and he began to compose original pieces. His debut album ‘Omkuld’ was released through Moderna Records.
Alex Kozobolis is a self taught pianist and composer from London, England. His work is primarily concerned with narrative and adventure; both in composition and improvisation. He is attracted to the freedom and spontaneity offered by the un-edited nature of the improvised form, but is conversely drawn to the more structured and refined process of composition for its potential to communicate concisely. He has released numerous albums to critical acclaim and has a new album due out on Future Sequence in 2016.
The record was mastered by Fraser McGowan