Lost Tribe Sound
So perfectly bizarre and outside the usual tropes of classical, soundscape type ambient. Makes sense this guy is a film director, probably just made this album wanting for some actual interesting soundtrack music to add to his visuals, fucking great, I want more.
The most unanimously accepted definition of music is the one presenting it as “organized sound”. In a literal and unique way, that’s precisely what Nicolas Snyder offers us in his debut album, “Temporary Places”. These are meticulously stitched together compositions constructed from field recordings made in several geographic locations, blended with various studio materials, like manipulated clay pots, organ flutes, branches, creaky chairs, chimes and bells. With a strong cinematic feeling, this new album is in Snyder’s words “a musical conjuring of impressionistic landscapes that serve as an antidote to the loss of mobility, both mentally and physically". Though it’s musical application is serendipitously ideal for the current quarantine period resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, it was originally composed with his incarcerated father in mind and for anyone imprisoned “by the stresses of contemporary human constructs”. These are Temporary Places indeed, moving and evolving, but all the while holding space for personal exploration and contemplation. Just beautiful.
released June 26, 2020
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Nicolas Snyder
Produced by Nicolas Snyder
Executive production by Travassos for Trem Azul
Original Painting by Ferdinand Hodler
Design by Travassos