Friday with Olivia Belli, GoGo Penguin, Hugar & Hania Rani
Just in for the weekend, Olivia Belli presents her new EP, Of Time.
“With these 2 new pieces begins a series of my reinterpretations, recompositions, variations on works by J.S Bach but also a personal reflection on the perception of time: how it flows inexorably while remaining unchanged; how differently it is perceived by people – too slow for those who wait, too fast for those who are afraid, too long for those who suffer, too short for those who love -.
Time does not mark its passage, there is no sign at the beginning of a new month or a new year or even a new century: time is an idea, it is a dimension of the soul.
In terms of “compositional structure” I have tried to express this concept by overlapping two or more melodic lines written at different times,” explains the Italian pianist and composer. Listen here.
GoGo Penguin continue teasing their forthcoming album, Everything Is Going to Be OK, with a new single & music video, Parasite. Stream & watch here.
“This is a great example of the classic GGP ethos of taking inspiration from the electronic music world and using that on acoustic instruments. The new electronic elements which we’ve incorporated into our setup never felt like they were struggling for space or feeling like they needed to be included on a track just for the sake of it. When we did include them, they naturally found their place between the piano, bass and drums but sometimes, as in the case of this track, they were just a means to an end, a useful tool when writing and a way of reaching ideas we wouldn’t have found if we hadn’t experimented with them in the first place.” — Chris Illingworth
Finally, out today is the rework of Hugar’s track fall done by the Polish composer, pianist & singer Hania Rani.
“Hania’s interpretation takes the song to another dimension and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Hania was instrumental in the beginning of our touring career, inviting us on our first tour to Poland, which will always have a special place in our hearts. Takk Hania!”
Add it to your playlist here.