April 15th 2013 will see Canadian-based pianist Lubomyr Melnyk – the pioneer of Continuous Piano Music – with his first release on UK label Erased Tapes, entitled Corollaries. The album was recorded and produced by Peter Broderick with the additional help of Nils Frahm and Martyn Heyne.
Lubomyr’s focus is on the actual sound of the piano as much as the harmonies and melodies of the music. Using rapid and complex note patterns his virtuoso piano technique form overtones that blend, collide or even create new melodies in rare moments, and thereby shape the composition beyond its original form. Peter features on four of the five album tracks.
The album artwork was created by American contemporary artist Gregory Euclide, known for his cover art for Bon Iver’s self-titled album. Euclide listenend to early mixes of the recordings on repeat whilst creating the two paintings contained in the record, which he describes as ‘a continuous cycle of growth and decay’.
Corollaries will be released on CD and Double-Vinyl in a special die-cut sleeve and as a High Quality Download on April 15th via Erased Tapes, and can be pre-ordered here.
WORDS BY LUBOMYR MELNYK:
‘I had not played improvisation with other ambient musicians before, having worked solo for all these past years. So it was such a relief to start playing at his studio and hear his wonderful input. He was adding a beautiful and delicate dust cover of sounds and pearly effects that cast a lovely sparkle over the piano music – I loved it. It was a thrill to hear Continuous Music in some new clothes! And with the addition of Nils and Martyn, we all felt the beautiful spell of the communal flow as the music carried us into wonderful spaces.’
- 1. Pockets Of Light 2. The Six Day Moment 3. A Warmer Place 4. Nightrail From The Sun 5. Le Miroir D’Amour
PROMO TOUR DATES:
18/01/13 .HBC (Haus Ungarn) – Berlin (DE) › tickets
19/01/13 Klub Zak – Gdansk (PL) › tickets
20/01/13 Ambientfestival – Cologne (DE) › tickets
23/01/13 Salon IKSV – Istanbul (TK) › tickets
24/01/13 Cafe Oto – London (UK) › tickets
08/08/13 Haldern Pop Festival – Haldern (DE) › SOLD OUT