James Heather ‘Invisible Forces’ LP
Pre-order. Due 22nd April.
Contemporary pianist and composer James Heather announces his second album, ‘Invisible Forces’, via Ahead of Our Time, Ninja Tune founders Coldcut’s first record label.
An album influenced by the sensibility of electronic, ambient, orchestral and post-rock music but channelled through solo piano and Heather’s classical and jazz grounding.
With regards to his “superb” (Crack Magazine) and “masterful” (Electronic Sound, Dummy) debut, ‘Stories From Far Away On Piano’, the songs are grander, deeper and broader in emotional range and are developed through a series of improvisation techniques. Heather describes it as ‘pulse music’, with each track performed in a single take and with their roots in this live improvisation, often honed on the road where he moves between tender to more propulsive, trance-inducing dynamics.
For fans of Jean-Michel Blais, Sarah Davachi, John Carroll Kirby, Otto A. Totland, Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, The Cinematic Orchestra.
140g violet vinyl with holofoil detail sleeve.
“The sound Heather makes is captivating.” - Electronic Sound
“Masterful contemporary piano.” - Dummy
“A remarkable piece of music that yields more secrets the more it’s played” - Clash
Featured in Coldcut’s ambient compilation ‘@0’ alongside Suzanne Ciani, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Helena Hauff, Skee Mask, Julianna Barwick, Steve Roach, Laraaji and Mira Calix.
Notable supporters of Heather’s music include James Lavelle (UNKLE), Nils Frahm, Cillian Murphy, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder (via the live session he did for them in 2021), The Cinematic Orchestra, The Bug, Leandro Taub, Actress, Bicep, Martyn and Tim Noakes (Dazed).
James has collaborated with the likes of Dawn Richard, Coldcut, Mumdance and Roger Robinson (King Midas Sound).
Catalogue number: AHED034
Label: Ahead Of Our Time