(EP) Proud Creature – Opening Creature @ProudCreature1

Opening Creature EP reflects travels and explorations I’ve had over the past few years. I’m trying to capture the headspace that opens up when we venture out of our default mindset and into something broader and more abstract. For me, these spaces have been explored through travel, dreams, nature, and spiritual exploration. Musically, there’s lots of improvisation with eclectic instrumentation and non-traditional production techniques along with layerings of field recordings from travel, nature and religious prayer. Together, this creates an ethereal and otherworldly tone that underscores the broader themes of the album. As a whole, I am striving for something that feels alive, expansive, mysterious and alluring.

Over the past few years, I have gotten to create some great music with other artists. Now more than ever, I am inspired to release more music as a sole producer and instrumentalist. I hope you enjoy my first album as a solo artist.

This EP was produced entirely in my small studio where I recorded piano, synths, percussion, and various other instruments. Most of the instrumental parts were improvised which adds to the live and jazz-influenced sound of the music. I also incorporated a lot of field recordings and found sounds which give the music a certain spatial dimension and amplify the thematic tone of the album.