Whenever a new album comes out, it’s a letting go, a period that comes to an end. Terrain has taken its time, preserved many dark and light moments, created doubts and certainties… With the moment of publishing a door closes and something new begins. Whatever this “new” will bring, it’s nice to close things… Have fun with the music, I’m curious what you will think of it! Moreover, live shows are possible from now…
With ‘Terrain,’ Joachim Spieth presents the fourth long player on his Affin imprint. The follow-up album to ‘Ousia’ (2021), ‘Terrain,’ reflects on the human relationship with nature.
The album title is a reference to a musical language that layers Spieth’s music production practices and intimacy with nature.
‘Terrain’ was forged in deep solitude.“ It’s an interplay of euphoric flashes and introspection” – says Spieth. The eight compositions take the listener into a captivating cascade of sonic textures resembling internal states fluctuations and emotional release. The tension between the organic warmth and static curves broads tones into liquified roars and empty spaces.
Unlike Spieth’s previous albums, ‘Terrain’ holds more intimate gestures and emotional sensibility. Soothing frequencies here are intended to create a state of awareness in the listener. It is a work of conceptual and emotional beauty, evoking a form of spatial imagery that is as grounding as elevating.
written and produced by Joachim Spieth
Affin LP 005 | 2022