I’m really excited to add a new feature to the EB blog this week – Weekly Sounds. Music is a constant thing in my life, as much as or more so than photography. Whether working by day as a user experience architect, or working on personal projects at home like EB and my own photography, the right music is critical to my happiness and focus. I’m a massive fan of ambient music and I’m always sending new music around to friends to have good headphone music for relaxing or getting work done. Even better, there’s so much music that seems connected to or inspired by the landscapes of the world. I’m a big fan of music that I can match to a place I’d love to spend hours at, just watching the world go by. I’ll mostly be sharing ambient tracks, but occasionally some instrumental tracks.
So here we go with the first week’s post:
Nest – Retold
Nest are definitely one of my favorite recent discoveries – and you can’t beat that beautiful cover art that was used on the reissue of this album. Via serein.co.uk, Nest are described as:
Nest is the collaborative project of Otto Totland (one half of Deaf Center / Type Records) and label owner Huw Roberts. The two started working together after forging a strong friendship as former members of the Miasmah label.
Retold is an apt title for this body of work, at times light and serene, other times dark, brooding and sinister – Nest are expert storytellers.
Taking cues from film soundtracks and contemporary classical music, the story is woven using a myriad of instrumentation. Dulcet piano tones are backed by string and horn arrangements, unidentifiable plucked instruments and the sound of the Welsh harp; often heavily processed, Retold is an album that has as much in common with experimental electronic music as it does with the modern classical approach.