Wild Flowers is the first collaborative release from Andrew Chalk & Tom James Scott and features source piano initially recorded in the development stages of Trace, a performance piece produced for 2013’s F.O.N. festival.
The delicate surface of Scott’s hushed piano playing is occasionally blurred by Chalk’s sensitive and unique approach to production, unearthing a depth of feeling usually heard as an undercurrent to the muted, almost half-sounded surface notes. Evoking distant childhood summers, strings swell and vanish like flashes of light across a weather-beaten lens, enveloping the dampened rush of piano in a haze of elation and loss.
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering and recorded during 2012, Wild Flowers has been cut direct to metal (DMM) and comes in a full-colour offset printed sleeve in an edition of 300 copies.