The composition was written during Storm Dennis in February 2020. Seeing how the storm was tearing through the trees that surround my home, I decided to record the sheer power of what was happening outside and use the dynamics of the recording to drive the textures of the overall composition. This approach to composition is something I am exploring: to be resourceful and look at what’s around me to channel inspiration, but also honour the source. I am trying to capture a sonic-fingerprint of time and replay it through textual composition.
It is a prologue piece to Permanence, the name of the new album by Guy Andrews. Released via Houndstooth in September 2020, the record will be followed by an ambient counterpart [MT][NT][ET] in November, with a further release of remixes by Kevin Drumm to follow early in 2021.
Artwork by Jenny Frances http://jennyfrances.co.uk/