Three Things that Inspired the release of 'Air'; by Sean Evans
I got married last august to the most amazing person. My wife, Klee Larsen-Crawford is an amazing visual artist (www.Kleelarsen.com) and is constantly inspiring me to do new things. When we moved in together a few years back, she pushed me to finally get out of my home studio method and invest in a proper studio to make music in. The effect on my output has been immense and really leveled up my writing and mixing techniques. She's the most supportive person i've ever met and none of this would be possible without her. She is the coolest.
With all the streaming services available to us, We're really spoilt for choice when it comes to playing whatever music we'd like to. For the past few years, I've been luky enough to be involved with a few great internet radio stations in the likes of NTS in London where i was lucky enough to do a few shows, and No Fun Radio in Vancouver where I had the pleasure of producing my show MELT for 2 years. I've discovered so much music simply by diving deep into other peoples shows, which is initially how I discovered PITP and HSP. After buying a record from PITP and sending some emails, I was lucky enough to end up with a release on the label. Everyone who works there is so nice and welcoming. It's enough to give you faith that the music industry still has some good people in it.
Here's a link to all my old shows:
I've got a really great group of friends that keep an awesome messenger thread called "JAM ALERT" as a way to keep each other up on all the great new music we find day-to-day (two of those pals, Will and Danny actually have songs featured on this mix, they rule) Through that group, i've been going deeper and deeper into the world of spiritual jazz via some amazing artists like Alice Coltrane, Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders. The use of cascading piano, heavy drums and percussion and sublime horn parts have really re-shaped what I used to love about jazz. and there is no doubt that so much of it informs the music that I make. It can be really easy to get stuck into listening to drone/ambient all day long and I find that this music keeps me searching for new ideas and techniques.
Current Listening & Digital Mix
Dan Blackburn - September 20th
Contours - Keld ft Abel Selaocoe & Callum Connell
Will McFarland - Melbday2017
Blod & Arv & Miljö - Untitled
Sister Bernice Dobson - If I Can Just Make It In
Forest Management - Following, Forming
Anne Annie - さまよう
Pharaoh Sanders - Greeting To Saud
Sean Evans - Repetition
Fresh Bread - estate_eternal_loop
Bobby Caldwell - My Flame (Sean Evans Slo-Mo Edit)
Bobby Hamilton Quintet - Dream Queen
Ana Roxanne - Nocturne