LYDIAN COLLECTIVE – CASCADES
New single – released 19th Jan 2018
Hear new track ‘Cascades’
Cascades continues the series of singles by London’s Lydian Collective, which have been quietly gathering fans and appreciation since September 2017.
The new track moves in a jazz direction, allowing the band to flex their instrumental muscles and explore the outer reaches of their signature harmonies – while the winning melodies of the first two singles re-appear.
Cascades was composed as a solo piano piece by Lydian Collective’s leader Aaron Wheeler, written on a rainy day with rain cascading from the roof of the studio.
Having experimented with complex electronic sounds with the band he wanted to go back to basics and compose something more simple and organic, making use of acoustic instrument sounds and textures. The inspiration from the jazz world is strong – and makes for a fascinating journey, with twists and turns along the way.
The band’s first two singles – Thirty-One and Legend Of Lumbar have had a huge reception on Spotify, attracting support from significant playlists around the world, driving the streams on both tracks over 200,000 plays.
Drawing inspiration from Jazz, Electronica, World Music and Film music, the band had early support from key UK tastemakers like Nick Luscombe at Flomotion/BBC Radio 3 – and have played at major Central London venues such as the Festival Hall Clore Ballroom. A series of UK gigs are planned for 2018, including appearances in London and Leicester.
Cascades is the third single from the debut album ‘Adventure’ (set for release in early 2018). You’ll hear Aaron Wheeler’s piano to the fore on this track, backed by the killer rhythm team of Ida Hollis and Sophie Alloway, and Aaron’s co-composer, Todd Baker (keys & guitar).
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