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Held (2016 LP)

by East Forest

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Opening 03:17
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Trace 03:47
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Held - FREE 04:38
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Rooted 03:10
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Provenance 02:43
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Afloat 02:11
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Near 02:52
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Niños 04:59
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Doorway 02:26
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Endings 04:39

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“Held” chronicles a challenging personal period when I needed to return to something simple. With the artistic limitation of a single piano, I composed and recorded music with the aim of feeling held, heard, and connected. The result is a minimalistic instrumental album, with vulnerability, warmth, and intimacy that sounds almost like you’re sitting inside the piano in my living room. While listening to the music you are experiencing the soft brushing of the hammers, shuffling wood keys, and delicate incidental noises and textures that give a sense of space and detail allowing the piano to sing in a physical and tactile way.

Held was originally released by 1631 Recordings with distribution and publishing by Universal Music Group/Decca.

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released November 11, 2016

Written and performed by Trevor Oswalt

Viola, Violin by Kyleen King (My Morning Jacket, Heartless Bastards)

Cello by Jessie Dettwiler (Portland Cello Project, Alameda)

Engineered, Produced & Mixed by Trevor Oswalt
Mastered by Taylor Deupree

Released by 1631 Recordings.

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East Forest Boulder, Utah

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East Forest plays electro-acoustic music coined "blissful" (NPR) and "immersive" (Wired). His work has appeared on Domino, 1631 Recordings, Aquilo Records, as well as Tender Loving Empire & Universal/Decca.
He has three #1 albums that charted on iTunes as well as multiple top ten Billboard releases. He is a Nord Artist & tours internationally.
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