CD / Vinyl / Digital
(20-139 / 20-140 / 20-141 )
Released: 14 Feb 2020
Forthcoming piano-based album by Van der Woude was recorded in solitude in a tiny Amsterdam apartment, a room that’s has been her home for the majority of her creative life. This tiny room, along with the accompanying ambience of birds, TVs, rain and traffic, needed to be safely stored within Van der Woude’s memory to move onto the next chapter of her life. In the album’s minimalistic environment, the Swiss-Dutch musician and composer shows a full range of emotions in her playing: from majestic, grand moods to tranquil, ambient reflections. It was her intent to document the space itself as much as the melodies, highlighting not just the piano’s beautiful exterior, but its clandestine anatomic imperfections as well.
You can watch a beautiful live version of the first single ‘Bye Bye Little House’ on YouTube. ‘Solo Piano’ will be released February 14 th , and can be pre-ordered here.