“A Process in the Weather of the Heart” – the new single from Simon Goff upcoming album “Vale” is out now.
“This record was very much about giving myself space to create. I think that my move to Berlin was the beginning of this journey, landing in a new place which allowed me to redefine things,”reminisces Goff. Since his arrival to the city, the violinist was quickly adopted by Berlin’s famed post-classical music scene working alongside visionaries such as the late Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hildur Guðnadóttir (notably on the film sound-tracks for Chernobyl and Joker), Dustin O’Halloran and Yair Elazar Glotman. Undoubtedly, there’s a lot of these masters’ influences in Vale, especially in the way Goff combines analogue purity with processed, looped and layered treatments, with Jóhannsson’s words in his mind: “Music where the electronic and acoustic sounds blend seamlessly.
Goff really pours everything into Vale: from personal and musical memories, traumas to lessons learnt. “The process has been deeply cathartic. I’ve been reflective for quite some time but this recent period of my personal and professional life has been more focused on acceptance, allowing what is there to speak,” he says. Parallel to the already emotionally-charged creative process, Goff’s home country had also been undergoing many changes post-Brexit, shifts that would have subtle yet deep impacts on the musician’s own sense of identity and belonging,“I chose to name the record Vale in connection to the place I grew up in. I felt like this was a way for me to reconnect with my own memories of the UK,”says Goff.
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