An absolute bliss of minimalistic, ethereal modern classical music. Every piece feels carefully & individually composed; thus each song easily stands on its own, versus trying to “fit it” with the rest of the album.
Vinyl - Limited edition (250) first press white (colored) vinyl with full artwork + DIGITAL
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
1 of only 250 copies, 1st edition "Held" 12" White Colored Vinyl. Get 'em while they last.
Includes digital download
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Includes unlimited streaming of Held (2016 LP)
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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.
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
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....more