Released April 10, 2015
first press: 250 Clear (5 test presses)
Luke Howard is a composer and pianist from Melbourne who writes hauntingly blissful music, evoking a strong cinematic feeling by telling a story (sometimes, a very sad story…)
Recorded across Melbourne and Reykjavik, Two & One soundtracks first and foremost Howard’s travels through Australia, Europe and North America. The narrative flows with a variety of compositional styles and instruments, with new moods and voices beyond the piano. Artifacts of human presence are strewn throughout, from calm breathing and the plod of piano keys and creak of stool, to undefinable background noises that unsettle. Such details reduce us to mere stowaways on someone else’s journey – but the wayfarer suffers us with a quiet majesty. His true companion is that on which he records his experiences. Most settle for a journal, a sketchpad, a camera; in Howard’s case, we are fortunate indeed that he also had a piano to return home to. (Chris Redfearn)
Self-released as a photo book / audio download, Hobbledehoy are proud to share this modern-composition diary of sorts with you on beautiful vinyl format.