We’re excited to present the stunning new REW<< EP Salix Babylonica. The EP is available now via Bandcamp, Spotify and all other good online stores and streamers and the first single lifted from the release, ‘Salix Amygdaloides’, and its accompanying music video is also available. Don’t forget that REW<<‘s music is available for licensing for film, tv, games and more through Hidden Shoal.
Following on from his beautiful 2018 Hidden Shoal EP Conversation Arctique, REW<<’s Salix Babylonica is a perfectly realised series of neoclassical miniatures. Each of the five tracks is centred around the piano, with the spaces around each note delicately coloured with strings and synth, tracing out a gentle, melodic dance. The feel of the EP recalls Nils Frahm’s masterful Felt – in which the incidental sounds of the piano are as important as the articulated notes – as well as the precise minimalism of Julien Marchal’s Insight series. Perhaps most striking, though, is the EP’s emotional pull, with each piece evoking a timeless, melancholic interlude from a perfectly realised short film.
“Having worked along side acts such as The Promise Ring, Decibully and being one half of the dream pop duo, Eric & Magill, Weber has such an incredible skill set and scope that it’s no surprise his track, “Salix Amygdaloides” is a gorgeous one.” – Rural Sounds