Liverpool-based composer, saxophonist and founder of Immix Ensemble, Daniel Thorne, has shared a second track from his invigorating and powerful debut solo album Lines of Sight, out March 15th.
In contrast with the first track, Fear of Floating is a much more sparse and melodic affair. As Daniel explains; "Although the album wasn't written to follow a specific narrative, I felt it should have the feeling of a journey, leaving a place of chaos and noise and arriving somewhere both serene and unfamiliar. As the final track on the album, I wanted Fear of Floating to be to be the opposite of the album’s beginning (From Inside, Looking Out), eschewing large dense textures and instead focusing on a single melodic 'voice' that gets bashed about by its surroundings, before finally washing up somewhere peaceful and alone."
Deeply moving, full of otherworldly beauty and rapture, Lines of Sight is alive, throbbing like a circulatory system, colourful and glowing. It literally dazzles – effectively capturing what the birth (or death) of a planet might sound like. As DJ Magazine succinctly put it; "Lines Of sight offers solace and intrigue, delight and disturbance".
Lines of Sight follows Thorne’s work as artistic director of the acclaimed, collaboration-focussed group Immix Ensemble. Together with experimental electronic artist Vessel, he co-wrote Transition released on Erased Tapes in 2016, described by BBC Radio 6’s Mary Anne Hobbs as “a remarkable new piece of music”. More recently, he worked with acclaimed modular synth wizard Luke Abbott, to create a four-part suite, which was premiered live in June 2017. Immix Ensemble have also performed special live commissions with Kelly Lee Owens, Dialect, Jane Weaver and Bill Ryder-Jones, among others.
Daniel's tour across Europe begins in Luxembourg tomorrow with Daniel Brandt, playing London's Corsica Studios on February 26th.
European Tour Dates:
13.2. Rotondes — Luxembourg, LU (with Daniel Brandt)
14.2. Melkweg — Amsterdam, NL (with Daniel Brandt)
15.2. Doornroosje — Nijmegen, NL (with Daniel Brandt)
16.2. Botanique — Brussels, BE - (with Daniel Brandt)
26.2. Corsica Studios — London, UK (with Daniel Brandt)
10.4. 24 Kitchen Street — Liverpool, UK (with Terry Riley & Gyan Riley)
· listen to Fear Of Floating
· listen to From Inside, Looking Out
· pre-order Lines of Sight on LP/CD/DL
· book tickets for the tour