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The Bowers and Wilkins Society of Sound release for February is Solan Goose, the debut solo album by Erland Cooper.
Having grown up on the Scottish archipelago of Orkney, the project began as a gentle response to ease an anxiety and claustrophobia of working in a large city. Exploring a balance between alternative, ambient, electronic and classical music, he set out to create a sense of balance and calm for both him and the listener, while connecting identity, memory and place through music and cinematography.
"For the most part, each of the songs on the album generally started as an improvised piece," says Erland, "recording piano alone in peace or perhaps writing over an ambient layer, created out of experimenting."
Watch a live performance version of Maalie a track from the album: