Modulations: EP1
by James Heather

— Released 9th June 2017 on Ahead Of Our Time

Contemporary pianist James Heather releases “Modulations: EP 1” via the Ninja Tune imprint Ahead Of Our Time, which is Coldcut’s re-launched playground for free expression and experimentation.

These sparse pieces ebb and flow, slowly enveloping the listener in a subtly subliminal fashion. Heather’s minimalist approach allows the instrument’s rhythmic, tonal and melodic capability to take centre stage, offering an intimate encounter with the piano and its player.

“Modul...

Contemporary pianist James Heather releases “Modulations: EP 1” via the Ninja Tune imprint Ahead Of Our Time, which is Coldcut’s re-launched playground for free expression and experimentation.

These sparse pieces ebb and flow, slowly enveloping the listener in a subtly subliminal fashion. Heather’s minimalist approach allows the instrument’s rhythmic, tonal and melodic capability to take centre stage, offering an intimate encounter with the piano and its player.

“Modulations: EP 1” is the first in a series of EPs that showcase a versatile handling of assorted emotions and styles. The seven tracks are drawn from Heather’s large bank of self-penned music, which were written and recorded at different times and in various headspaces. ‘EP 1’ will be followed by an album in the summer, which represents a more unified body of conceptual work.

James Heather is one of the new school set of ‘post classical’ artists flourishing in the wake of the long, steady but recently accelerated success of figureheads like Max Richter, Ben Lukas Boyson and Jóhann Johannsson, and the wider public’s overdue but now burgeoning relationship with this varied genre.

Modulations: EP1
by James Heather

— Released 9th June 2017 on Ahead Of Our Time

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Tracklist

  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Lunar Ice Flows (Prelude)
  2. 2
    Empire Sounds
  3. 3
    Bad Role Model
  4. 4
    And She Came Home
  5. 5
    The Conscience Loop
  6. 6
    Oizys
  7. 7
    Vapour Skies
  8.  
    Play All (7)
  1. 1
    Lunar Ice Flows (Prelude)
  2. 2
    Empire Sounds
  3. 3
    Bad Role Model
  4. 4
    And She Came Home
  5. 5
    The Conscience Loop
  6. 6
    Oizys
  7. 7
    Vapour Skies
  8.  
    Play All (7)

Contemporary pianist James Heather releases “Modulations: EP 1” via the Ninja Tune imprint Ahead Of Our Time, which is Coldcut’s re-launched playground for free expression and experimentation.

These sparse pieces ebb and flow, slowly enveloping the listener in a subtly subliminal fashion. Heather’s minimalist approach allows the instrument’s rhythmic, tonal and melodic capability to take centre stage, offering an intimate encounter with the piano and its player.

“Modul...

Contemporary pianist James Heather releases “Modulations: EP 1” via the Ninja Tune imprint Ahead Of Our Time, which is Coldcut’s re-launched playground for free expression and experimentation.

These sparse pieces ebb and flow, slowly enveloping the listener in a subtly subliminal fashion. Heather’s minimalist approach allows the instrument’s rhythmic, tonal and melodic capability to take centre stage, offering an intimate encounter with the piano and its player.

“Modulations: EP 1” is the first in a series of EPs that showcase a versatile handling of assorted emotions and styles. The seven tracks are drawn from Heather’s large bank of self-penned music, which were written and recorded at different times and in various headspaces. ‘EP 1’ will be followed by an album in the summer, which represents a more unified body of conceptual work.

James Heather is one of the new school set of ‘post classical’ artists flourishing in the wake of the long, steady but recently accelerated success of figureheads like Max Richter, Ben Lukas Boyson and Jóhann Johannsson, and the wider public’s overdue but now burgeoning relationship with this varied genre.