With No Further Than the Present it was Adrian’s intention to take the music further into the realm of ambient music than he had explored before. In this album the synthesizer is more prominent, including the use of the 1978 Jen Synthetone SX1000 which he has had since he was 16 years old. However, each piece also has strong neo-classical elements with melancholic contrapuntal strings appearing in most tracks.
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Adrian Lane (UK)
Adrian Lane produces quiet, intimate neo-classical music that explores sounds from acoustic sources, mixed with electronic but organic sounding ones. The music feels acoustic, and employs a combination of age-old instruments (piano, violin, alto and baritone bowed psalteries, acoustic guitar, banjo, zither, glockenspiel) mixed with synthesizers and virtual instruments and constructed in a way that could only be achieved with modern technology. Adrian likes to tread the line between the real and the synthetic so that it is difficult for the listener to discern which is which.
Adrian Lane has released 10 albums to date, on the labels; Whitelabrecs, Hibernate Recordings and Preserved Sound, and each album focuses on a different palette of sounds. Some albums are largely piano based, and others focusing more on stringed instruments.
All tracks composed and performed by Adrian Lane Mastering by Dionis Afonichev (Dionisaf)
Photo by Dionis Afonichev (Dionisaf)
Artwork and cover design by Dionis Afonichev (Dionisaf)