Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer

Recordings From The Åland Islands

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Debut duo album from the unlikely pairing of Jeremiah Chiu’s modular synthesizer and Marta Sofia Honer’s viola features post-composed improvisations interwoven with field recordings from sojourns on the Åland archipelago in the Baltic Sea.

An active intersectional cultural producer in the Los Angeles scene, Chiu is known for his visual art as much as his music. A professor at Otis College of Art and Design by trade, Chiu’s a regular musical collaborator of Booker Stardrum, Celia Hollander, Dustin Wong, and Sam Prekop.

Honer is a first call session player for the likes of Adrian Younge and Beyoncé. She’s also played on recordings by Chloe x Halle, Angel Olsen, Fleet Foxes, Stanley Clarke and others, including five recordings with Grammy nominations.

This album recommended if you like: Ariel Kalma, Franco Battiato, David Behrman, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono, Terry Riley, Jon Hassell, Art of Noise, Raymond Scott, Ralf and Florian.

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: What a beautiful record this is. Plaintive ambient folk and swimming modular synthesiser, reminiscent of the recent reissue resurgence of japanese ambient but more driven, resulting in a wholly engrossing and hypnotic journey without ever getting too delicate.

TRACK LISTING

1. In Åland Air
2. On The Other Sea
3. Snåcko
4. Stureby House Piano
5. Rocky Passage
6. Kumlinge Kyrka
7. Voices
8. By Foot By Sea
9. Anna’s Organ
10. Archipelago
11. Under The Midnight Sun

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