Release Date: 23 September 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Tom Szirtes Barely Breathing Limited Vinyl LP
Rife with dichotomy “Barely Breathing” is an album of strong melodies and delicate electronic drums that works far beyond the genres often-narrow stylistic range. Tom’s skillful production techniques across the 8 tracks and use of guest vocals on “Calling You” create welcoming structures that allow the whole albums lighter touches to flourish.
Any hint of esoteric is quickly hushed with one of the albums standout cuts “Solstice” humming with quintessential relaxation and reflection. Unsurprising really, coming from a classical trained musician that has been exploring his craft way beyond just the musical platform, one of audio, digital art and moving image. All-powerful and immersive experiences that continue to transcend into his recorded music.
Subtle, soulful tones still clutching the songwriting process give each track way too much emotion to ignore; and importantly gives the label an early and memorable moment of levity – absorbing all of the positive qualities from their fellow contemporaries; a sure hint that Yen is set to provide much more than just a passive listening experience.
The inaugural full-length release has laid down the language and intentions; crafted by a sound anchored with hugging synths, piano keys, and a true sense of narrative build...accumulating in the rising, synthetic “Constitution Hill”, a clear standout, encompassing true patience and escapism.
1. Barely Breathing
3. Entering Valhalla
4. Journey Home
5. Calling You Featuring Christina Coronel
6. Four Years Of Rain
7. Piano Movements
8. Constitution Hill