As the year draws to a close, we picked our favourite Albums of 2020.
LA based composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Josiah Steinbrick conquered our years in 2017, with the debut album of his ensemble Banana and later that year with his first solo album. Three years on, Steinbrick is back with his second solo offering entitled Liquid / Devotion & Tongue Street Blue, due out on September 18th through Hands In The Dark and his Full Bloom imprint. The album “unfolds like a rapturous dream”, describes the press release, continuing: “Hushed laments, ecstatic rhythms, and hypnotic arrangements induce a state of reverie, where boundaries dissolve between fading memories, illusions, and the hyper-real.”
‘Full Bloom’ serves as the first magnificient taste from Liquid / Devotion & Tongue Street Blue and you can hear it below.
One of our favourite albums released this year, LIVE, comes from the hands of LA based composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Josiah Steinbrick, with his ensemble Banana. We’re delighted to know he’s ready to follow it up with his first solo album, Meeting Of Waters. Informed by some of the same references from LIVE, including pattern based music, the exploration of percussive tones is at the core of his upcoming album. Produced by Cate Le Bon, Meeting Of Waters will see the light of day on October 27th through Leaving Records. The collection of works on the album, “stem from Steinbrick’s childhood fascination with anthropology and travel tales and almost operates like a cartography of some indeterminate landscape.”, describes the press release. It adds, “Each piece has a palette of one to five elements that work in harmony together – with synthesizers, marimbaphones, tuned wood, idiophones, bells, and gongs providing resonant tones that slowly accrete in detail.”
The wonderful news comes laced with magical and mesmerizing sounds, with three tracks from Meeting Of Waters now streaming for our absolute listening wonderment.