Monday, January 02, 2023

Erik Grisworld - Sunshowers [Room40 Promo]

Released via the Australian Room40 imprint on October 7th, 2k22 is "Sunshowers", the latest album release by piano player x composer Erik Grisworld who sets out to explore the depths of his instrument within three extended pieces - and one additional edit. Opening with "Out Of The Heart Of Light" Grisworld provides a fascinating, meandering and somewhat even krautsy take on rapidly hammered midrange keys which kinda dissolve into a glistening, ever shifting drone of roughly 15 minutes length whereas "Ghosts" focuses on what could be described as the exact opposite approach with a series of insular piano chords fading away and decaying into near silence, only accompanied by the pianos amplified mechanical movements. Furthermore we see the title track "Sunshowers" hark back to the initial idea of fast-paced piano playing techniques, this time taking on a well enchanted angle and mysticism before the "Sunshowers *Edit" boils the essence of this extended piece down to a chiming, condensed 04:30 minutes version for advanced late night radio shows and similar occasions. Brittle and beautiful.


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