Hush Hush is thrilled to welcome London-based pianist, composer, electronic producer, and vocalist Sleepertrain to its roster to present his debut release, 'A Gift.' An immersive 6-track offering, 'A Gift' unveils a distinctive sonic world over its hypnotic 16-minute running time, conjuring up a shadowy, mysterious, and enveloping landscape.
While an entrancing dimly-lit mood remains cohesive throughout, each song organically unravels beautiful new shades of color and mood. Mainly written between 2016 and 2017, the passing time allowed Sleepertrain to patiently introduce intricate elements and lush textures to each song, using field recordings and peculiar samples from his surrounding natural world. Fusing his passionate audio archivist tendencies with his classically-trained piano talents and on-going fascination with electronic production, he's created a captivating and surreal sound palette from sounds both strange yet oddly familiar.
Beginning with a fragile late-night piano improvisation ensconced within the quiet rumblings of a morning commuter train, 'A Gift' weaves through soaring cinematic vignettes, experimental wordless vocal tracks, and ethereal R&B-tinted moments that manage to sound both vaporous and intimate. A bold and confident first-time release, Sleepertrain's 'A Gift' beautifully captures the melancholic and hypnagogic "night bus" aesthetic that sparked Hush Hush's launch over 7 years ago, while re-contextualizing and transforming its amorphous sound for the modern day.
released October 25, 2019
All tracks written and produced by Sleepertrain.
Additional mixing on "Only You" by Andy Maxwell.
Mastered by Taylor Deupree.
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"My heartfelt thanks goes to Alex for his valuable advice and support, Taylor for his beautiful mastering, and my treasured friends, who without which, this wouldn't have been possible." -Sleepertrain
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