Andrew Lang is a composer and pianist based in Adelaide, Australia, and joins RTR with his latest album, ‘Momentary Senses’.
The album creates a sense of closeness and intimacy, with Andrew exploring an exaggerating the characterful sounds of the upright piano. It is gentle, intricate and a celebration of imperfection. In Andrew’s own words, “‘Momentary Senses’ came at a point of artistic and personal transformation; it was a form of meditation & therapy, as well as an artistic challenge”.
Drawing from influences including Nils Frahm, Phillip Glass and Max Richter, Andrew has been exploring a delicate combination of ambient, modern classical and drone compositional styles. Releasing his debut full-length album, ‘Burnt Shades’, back in 2016 on Harry Towell’s Whitelabrecs, Andrew’s latest offering on RTR builds on already established foundations.
Listening to ‘Momentary Senses’ is a particularly moving experience, capturing and imbuing a much-needed feeling of optimism. The album is fragile, honest, and a fitting way to draw a year of many challenges to a close for the label.
Released December 11, 2020
Written, recorded & mixed by Andrew Lang
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Photograph by Tom Allan
Instruments: upright pianos, electric & acoustic guitars, field recordings, organ, samples, dictaphone, laptop.
Andrew Lang’s ‘Momentary Senses’ is available now on tape, digital, and as part of a double-album bundle alongside Winterwood – ‘Neverending Tide’ (RTR033).