Holkham - The Lake Down the Lane | mrs002

Written/Composed by Simon Keep

Piano, kalimba, glockenspiel, Animoog and loops by Simon Keep

Viola by Jos Dow

Electric bass by Alex Leming

Mastering by Pierre Duchesne

Artwork by Ariel Gonzales Losada

Recently I have begun to work with experimental viola player Jos Dow, in creating new ambient material. The Lake Down the Lane is to be the first offering from this collaboration. The track itself was recorded during the summer of 2014 and was inspired by recordings I had made from a battered old grand piano. A piano that was destined to be thrown twenty-seven stories from the top of a block of flats in East London. In an ongoing project investigating how sound travels, I am interested in how the wind traveling through the strings would sound as the piano falls through the air, and at the moment of impact as it shatters on meeting solid ground.