Inwards Share New Video ‘Tottertot’
Taken From Forthcoming Album ‘Bright Serpent’ Due 10th April via Small Pond Recordings
Plus Tour Dates Announced
Inwards is one of the finest multi-instrumentalists of our generation. The experimental music programmer hailing from Worcestershire- AKA Kristian Shelley, has rapidly been gaining much-deserved momentum as his musical portfolio grows. With some of the most auspicious creations released, Inwards is now on the cusp of releasing their highly anticipated new album ‘Bright Serpent’.
An introspective collection of psychedelic modular synth-led experimentations, ‘Bright Serpent’ is due for release April 10th via Small Pond. The new record is described as electronic textures and rhythms rubbed up against manipulated recordings of real instruments, voices and field recordings to fashion transportive snapshots of an inner sound-world. How does that alone not captivate you?
The new album was mostly written and recorded at Kristian’s secluded log cabin in Worcestershire, which he built himself. The cabin is fitted with an array of creative musical and studio equipment, primarily composed of a personalized modular synth system, where he’s free to make music any time of day, without interruption. Explaining the method behind creating ‘Bright Serpent’, Kristian says:
“I like the textures of real instruments and voices. I used my voice as an instrument on this record more this time, which is something new for me. There are also sounds I recorded years back of different atmospheres, conversations of friends, sounds from a building site. Anything that I could manipulate to add atmosphere.”
Kristian has shared details surrounding the forthcoming release and his writing efforts. A lot of the songs on ‘Bright Serpent’ were born out of pure experimentation- this experimentation is key to the sonic soundscapes that have been projected by this powerful sound artist.
Inwards forthcoming release is set to be one of the most interesting and consuming instrumentals of the year. The intricate soundscapes Shelley curates and crafts elevate the listener. Through the electronic elements Inwards carefully constructs tentative emotion skilfully resonating through the harmonies.
Ahead of the release and to lure you into the beauty of this immersive musician, we are delighted to unveil the new video for “Tottertot”.
The new track/video ‘Tottertot’, showcases Inwards effortlessly building the composition from the ground up, layering deep textures and modular melodies. Organic structures and sonic sounds capture the craft that this musician exudes- it’s simply commendable. Playing his notes off one-another, adding in ample effects, tweaks, pitches and building on the beautiful and buoyant beats created. ‘Tottertot’ is tantalizing in every way possible- intelligent instrumentation, intricate arrangements.
‘Tottertot’ is an essential formation and this new cut paves the way for “Bright Serpent“- a collection of tracks creating an invigorating journey and a must-hear.
‘Bright Serpent’ is set for release on 10th April 2020 by Small Pond Recordings on vinyl, CD and digital formats.
2. Welcome To The Gang
5. Bright Serpent
8. At Height
9. As You Do
To celebrate the record, Inwards has also announced some live dates. Be sure to save the date and see this artist thrive in the live environment.
9th May- Brighton Electric Brighton
21st May – The Marrs Bar Worcester
30th May – The Old E Bristol
10th June – SET London
25th July – Nozstock Hereford
Pre-order your copy of the album here- https://smallpond.bandcamp.com/album/bright-serpent