Next week will see the release of Glass Gallery, the second album from Montreal based musician Nick Schofield. Inspired by the architecture of Ottawa’s National Gallery of Canada, specifically its light and space, the album channels the feeling of “sunlight pouring down from high angles, large open spaces and enormous windows”, as the press release describes. A gorgeous and gentle ambient album, Glass Gallery was composed entirely on a vintage Prophet-600 Synth. Ahead of its release on February 5th through Backward Music, the artist, producer, radio host and community collaborator is enticing it with a second single, ‘Ambient Architect’. Speaking about the song, Schofield explained:
“Glass Gallery is my attempt to translate inspirational paintings into music. When visiting the National Gallery of Canada, I often interpret painterly gestures, shapes and forms as ways to approach composition. Ambient Architect in particular is lifting from a Paul Klee painting, which features an of combination of this abstract architectural form overlaid on a cloud of soft colours. If you listen closely, I hope the reverence I have for these paintings comes through the music.”
‘Ambient Architect’ comes paired with a video by Christopher Honeywell, whose credits also extend to the album photography. Watch it now.