tendai Echoes UKG Legacies On ‘Twin Flame’

A moody return...

tendai returns with new single ‘Twin Flame’.

The London artist secluded himself away in a warehouse on the environs of the metropolis to focus on new material, working undisturbed in the post-industrial environment. Allowing echoes of his surroundings to come through in his own, the results are gathered on incoming project ‘the rain’.

Out in July, the third single from the project is out now – and it contains a unique sense of atmosphere.

There’s a sense of sitting right there beside tendai as he builds ‘Twin Flame’, the rusting beams of the warehouse echoing each note. Opening with rain, the faint traces of UKG act as prompts for memory, reminiscent of Burial in tone but with its own sense of character, and psycho-geography.

Discussing the gestation of ‘Twin Flame’, tendai comments…

i wanted to go to the warehouse because i wanted how the music was feeling to me to be reflected in the space it was being created. the industrial sounds. the sparse production, the space in the writing and in the vocal delivery.

everything about the music to me was screaming SPACE – so when the time came to find somewhere to finish it, the warehouse just made sense. this project is generally about my first heartbreak and how i was effected by a love lost. the rain is the beginning of my journey into self ; searching inward for musical references and inspirations that i have always had but ignored. this project is the start of my journey home.

Tune in now.

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