Prolific ambient artist Alaskan Tapes shares his new single, “And, We Disappear”, which is the third single to be taken from his highly anticipated upcoming full-length “Views From Sixteen Stories” that will be released on the September 19th.
“And, We Disappear” retains the meditative nature that has become synonymous with Alaskan Tape’s sonic palette, where a folding over of electronic and ambient space circles in and augments a deeper meaning of sound. Drawing parallels to artists such as Eluvium and William Basinski, the track is expansive while remaining completely uncluttered - it’s scope intimate, direct and accessible. Gently lulling the listener into subservience, “And, We Disappear” resonates with something subtly powerful.
Speaking of the track Alaskan Tapes comments, "One of the goals of the album was to have as much french horn on it as possible, I fell in love with the instrument a little while ago after rediscovering Olafur Arnalds track 'Dalur' which features his solo piano, as well as the french horn player Þorkell Jóelsson and the Brasstríó Mosfellsdalur. Initially I was simply going to write a solo piano track with french horn in a similar style, but then fellow Toronto composer Voga collaborated on the track and we made it something of our own, which turned out to be track 6 on the album, entitled ‘Still’. 'And, We Disappear' was conceived relatively quickly after that. I wanted it to be a continuation of ‘Still’, sort of like a Part 2. The only way it seemed to make sense was for it to turn into an ambient piece and end it with the french horn, and that was it. Jay Austin (of Hogtown Brass, a Toronto-Based Chamber Ensemble) played all of the french horn on the album, and did a perfect job, as you can hear."
Listen to “And, We Disappear” right now, connect with Alaskan Tapes on his social media, and be on the lookout for “Views From Sixteen Stories”, which drops on the 19th.