Nearly a year on from the release of Distant Intervals, Brooklyn based cellist and composer Issei Herr is back with a new album under her new moniker MIZU. Entitled Forest Scenes, the new album sees MIZU “evok[ing] a sense of depth by interrogating systems and exploring unknown territories both physical and cerebral”. The eight sublime songs comprising MIZU’s second release started germinating immediately after the first album, inspired by Robert Schumann’s Waldszenen, both in name and in concept. The album was conceived and written in São Paulo, Brazil last Summer, and later completed in New York. Forest Scenes “is in no small way an acknowledgement of transcendent experiences and the thrills of self-discovery”, as the press release describes, “whether in the vast urbanity of São Paulo, in community among New York City’s queer spaces and dancefloors, or in the more abstract place of a self in transition”.
We’ll have to wait until March 22nd for the album to be out through NNA Tapes but we can already hear the heavenly lead single ‘Pavane’. The track is offered with a video directed by Dan Silver and you can watch it now.