Wind Layers Compilation – Out June 25th

Twenty-one artists from around the world define & describe their vision of sound via wind instruments. 100% unreleased & exclusive tracks. Compilation available June 25th.

On 25 June, 2021, 7K! Records release the latest edition in their compilation series ‘Layers’. Wind Layers focusses on wind instruments and their influence on the contemporary classical multiverse, with musical creations that delicately balance acoustic expression, electronic refractions and ambient recall.

The first song from the compilation, ‘Beyond the Brake’ was written and recorded by Colin Stetson. The American artist, famed for his soundtracks and collaborations with the likes of Tom Waits, Bon Iver and Evan Parker amongst many others, distills his world into 92 seconds of high impact breath work using the bass saxophone. The result is a hypnotic encounter which winds between cinematic jazz mirages.

“Originally recorded as part of my last solo record, ‘All This I do for Glory’, ‘Beyond the Brake’ is a turning of attention back towards where and what was left behind. It is that one last look before the page turns, before the next thought emerges and this one falls away. ‘All This I do for Glory’ was always intended as one side of a coin, and so I thought it fitting to share this piece now, in the time before the flip side comes to be.” Colin Stetson

01. Colin Stetson – Beyond The Break
02. Ralph Heidel – Vacuum
03. Waclaw Zimpel – Fe
04. Niklas Paschburg – 9091FM
05. Dylan Henner – Mesaklamdug
06. One Earth Orchestra – Siren
07. Giovanni Di Cosimo – De Misofista
08. Peter Zummo – Chord Fanfare (and you can decorate your helmet)
09. Håkon Kornstad -Those Little Things
10. Antonio Raia – The Cruel Ceremony Of The Cut
11. Ben Bertrand feat. Margaret Hermant (Echo Collective) – Abroba
12. Barabás Lőrinc – Rolling
13. Saffronkeira – Love
14. Villette – Medi
15. Tomat Petrella – Oumuamua
16. Waagal – Unconscious Patterns
17. Christian Pensel – Wachsen und Gedeihen
18. Steph Richards feat. Qasim Naqvi – Thyroid
19. Exotic Sin – Process Symphony
20. Adam Cuthbert – Aquarian Solstice
21. Doug Wieselman – Vero Beach

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