Journey now into a deep, and hypnotic soundscape created by Parisian multi-instrumentalist Will Galland aka Quiet Dawn. ‘Swirl’ is taken from his forthcoming EP ‘Movements’, which arrives next month with First Word Records. The track brings together elegant Rhodes chords with layered and squelchy synths, which create a deep and lush aural landscape.
Taking inspiration from First Word’s infamous 14th birthday party at Total Refreshment Centre, where he played alongside label-mates such as Kaidi Tatham and Children of Zeus, the new EP firmly sits in the broken beat territory.
Quiet Dawn says “after the birth of my son, I took the time to get back to making new music. And when I started to work on new tracks, I wanted to compose something without concept, unlike my previous records, just because time is precious and I wanted to find pleasure again when I compose and not be fixed to a concept, or a story. These new tracks are instinctive; made with my main instruments, rhodes & piano, synths, percussions, vocals, bass and guitars. They are naturally oriented towards my big musical crush, BRUK, along with different rhythms, vibes and grooves. For me, it’s definitely a record for the dancers.”
Give ‘Swirl’ a spin above as Galland presents his own fresh take on Bruk via one of the most exciting and forward-thinking labels.
Movements is out on 11th February. Pre-order from Bandcamp.