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Announcing: Vignettes by Adrian Lane

February 23, 20242 min read

Introduction:

Today we can share a snippet of one of two albums we have lined up in March; and in this one we welcome back Adrian Lane, who follows up his previous two albums for Whitelabrecs The Fleet (2021) and Missing The Crows (2022). This album is scheduled for release on Saturday the 16th of March and it will be available for pre-order starting on Bandcamp Friday, the 1st of March. Hit play to get a taster of this modern classical beauty, which blends piano and strings alongside subtle electronics:

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About Adrian Lane:

Hailing from Southend-on-sea in Essex, UK, Adrian Lane is not only a skilled musician but also a visual artist. With a musical journey spanning over a decade, he has collaborated with renowned labels like Preserved Sound, Hibernate, Oscarson, Chitra, and, of course, Whitelabrecs. With 14 albums to date, plus a few self-releases, Adrian has established himself as one of the prominent figures in the modern classical and ambient music scenes.

Musical Process and Influences:

Adrian Lane's music is a testament to his unique creative process. Working primarily from the comfort of his home studio, he combines acoustic instruments with synths and virtual elements. His broad musical influences cover modern and contemporary composers such as Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Johan Johannson, Hildur Gudnadottir, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. But his own sound also draws in his fondness for world music and the wider ambient and modern classical scenes.

Live Performances and collaborations:

Though live performances are rare , Adrian’s solo acts involve a laptop and live playing, providing a rich, layered experience. His musical journey began in 2013 with the release of his first album under his own name on the Preserved Sound label. Last year, he collaborated with Glacis, producing an album under both their names, with another project in the works.

Unravelling 'Vignettes':

Vignettes was crafted with meticulous attention, featuring a blend of real and virtual piano and strings, recorded using Abelton Live. The creative process alternates between piano-focused compositions and string quartet-based tracks, showcasing a seamless interplay of instruments.

Drawing inspiration from the concept of a vignette—a brief, evocative description, account, or episode—each track unfolds as a standalone moment. With pieces ranging from 1 ½ to 4 minutes, Lane skilfully weaves stories and moods, occasionally drawing inspiration from haiku poems, ensuring a captivating and succinct musical experience.

Stay Tuned:

Before the official release date for 'Vignettes' approaches, you can pre-order the album on Bandcamp from Friday the 1st of March. To stay tuned, you can subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page, to ensure you're the first to hear about the release when it drops.

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