POPPY ACKROYD shares brand new video for haunting single Paper
Brand new album RESOLVE
OUT NOW on One Little Indian Records
“Ackroyd’s most rewarding collection.”
“Resolve puts her comfortably on par with neo-classical giants Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Hauschka.”
“Occupying a space somewhere between Nils Frahm and warped electronic composer Anna Meredith.”
“It’s a beautiful, elongated five minutes or so and Ackroyd makes the whole thing seem completely effortless.”
The Line of Best Fit
8/10 Loud & Quiet
“Poppy Ackroyd can conjure whole worlds of sound out of the barest essentials.”
“…a neo-classical force to be reckoned with.”
“a stunning listen.”
“…your life needs modern classical composer Poppy Ackroyd.”
On February 2nd, breath-taking post-classical artist Poppy Ackroyd released her first full-length album with One Little Indian Records, Resolve. A classically trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer, Ackroyd turned heads in the neo-classical world with her previous works Escapement and Feathers, as well as her involvement in Hidden Orchestra (Tru Thoughts). Now the artist reveals the brand-new video for haunting single Paper. The musician creatively recorded and manipulated experimental beats, born from using paper over piano strings, to create the ground-breaking track.
Having played alongside giants of the genre, Hauschka and Nils Frahm, the unique musician has returned, newly signed to Bjork’s label One Little Indian Records who released her brand new self-produced full-length record – her most ambitious and progressive piece of work to date.
Much of the album is extremely personal to Poppy. In her own words: “Resolve is about the determination to embrace the good things in life whilst dealing with unexpected and challenging difficulties. Finding the light in the dark, facing sadness and loss head on, and developing a growing inner strength.”
In contrast to Ackroyd’s previous albums, for which the artist manipulated field recordings, Ackroyd has this time employed guest players on the record (including Manu Delago (Bjork, Cinematic Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar) playing hang, Mike Lesirge (Bonobo, Andreya Triana) playing clarinets and flute, and Jo Quail on cello) in conjunction with her trademark and unique use of unconventional studio methods. Ackroyd creates percussive textures from traditional classical instruments, and the result is almost the emulation of an entire orchestra, using very few instruments combined with the artist’s incredible production skills.