This week, PETRIe surrounds you with our most peaceful playlist to date. Featuring calming compositions from the likes of Nils Frahm, Michael Price and Olafur Arnalds; faint notes, raw piano and soft acoustic sounds will touch your heart and sooth its rate.
The first song – ‘Our Own Roof’ by Nils Frahm, welcomes you with its minimal but charming polyphony. Ben Lukas Boysen’s ‘Sleepers Beat Theme’ focuses on a mixture of high and low octaves blended between warm harmonics. Distant harps and piano pronounce its dynamic lows in a piece that is both captivating and inspiring.
Embrace the emotions immediately introduced and further emphasised in Keith Kenniff’s Michael Nyman cover ‘Molly’ and then prepare to be engulfed by the soothing storytelling of Rival Consoles’ ‘Improvisation in E Minor’. Erased Tapes’ Michael Price gives us ‘Easter’ - a slower paced piece of music that flows mesmerisingly from start to finish. Christian Smith’s ‘Grey Skies’ is also not to be missed. The steady descent towards the end of this romantic musical journey uncovers multiple notes that leave a lasting imprint.
The final four songs increase the intensity. Nick Hakim’s ‘The Light’ brings forth remnants of blues and R&B, in a celebration of the stripped back instruments you would find in an unplugged live composition. In Ben Lukas Boysen’s ‘Only in the Dark’ you are invited into a world of contrast, as the harshness of the snare drum sits alongside the ever prolonged guitar that seamlessly transitions into fading violins. This exclusive rearrangement is revealed here in an unmastered version featuring cello played by Peter Hollo and piano work by by Julien Marchal. Providing just a taste of what these musicians can do, I encourage you to explore the full body of these artists’ have to offer.
Nils Frahm - Our Own Roof
Ben Lukas Boysen - Sleepers Beat Theme
Keith Kenniff - Molly (Goldmund Cover)
Yoko Komatsu - 141029 Improvisation
Rival Consoles - Improvisation In E Minor
Michael Price - Easter
Julien Marchal - Moth
Olafur Arnalds - Tree
Bozo Nightmare - American Oak
Jacob David - Omkuld
Luke Gajdus - Touch
Benjamin Gustafsson - One Million Thoughts
Tambour - The Nude And The Quiet
Luke Howard - Oversky
Steve Gibbs - Low Light
Christian Smith - Grey Skies
Luke Howard - Part I
James Everingham - Wayside
Nick Hakim - The Light
Ben Lukas Boysen - Only In The Dark (Pleq Remix / Bartosz Dziadosz)
Words: Luke Cole
Artwork: After The Sun by Samuel Burgess-Johnson