SIMEON WALKER – MONO
Self-Released – 24th November
Pianist and composer Simeon Walker has announced his debut album ‘Mono’ to be released on the 24th of November. ‘Mono’ is a collection of nine recordings from the winter of 2016/2017 that follow 2016’s ‘Preface’ EP, released on Sweden’s 1631 recordings.
A professional musician and teacher based in Leeds, Walker began to write and record his own instrumental music as several other projects and bands he was involved with began to slow down or take a break. After tentatively releasing them on Soundcloud, the music quickly received a warm reception and Walker was embraced into a community of composers and fans alike with his music coming to the attention of Nils Frahm who included two tracks in his piano day playlists in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
“This album represents both the end of a long journey, and an exciting new beginning. Having spent years performing with and for a large amount of musicians, it was 2015 when I decided to actively work harder on the instrumental pieces that I’d been playing around with, mostly in secret. When I finished university, I spent a long time trying to be a singer-songwriter. It took me longer that it should have done to realise that I was terrible at writing lyrics, so the change to instrumental music was a long-delayed, yet necessary move.
The songs on this album were mostly written and recorded throughout the dark, bleak, winter months, and there is a coldness yet beckoning quality to the music, that I hope people will find intriguing and endearing; music to hunker down and hibernate to.”
To celebrate the release of ‘Mono’ Walker will be performing a very special album launch show at the beautiful Holy Trinity Church in Leeds on the 30th of November. A Grade 1 listed, 300-year-old church standing proudly in the centre of Leeds city centre, the venue is one of the most stunning places the pianist & composer could hope to launch his record in.