Now available for order is the new i AM esper 'Demos 2009' set on Frozen Tendril Records. These demos were recorded by Justin in (yep, you guessed it!) 2009, and have only been available for download. UNTIL NOW! Spread across 2 discs are some early demos that, although very different to what you would expect from i AM esper now, are yet another credit to Justin's extensive discography. These tracks feature more samples, acoustic instruments and electronic sounds than you would expect from i AM esper releases, but they truly are a beautiful set of demos.
It's really hard for me to pick just a few tracks, but 'Breathless' from Attic Recordings 2009 is up there. Really calming and ethereal work. From Music To Help My Cat Sleep it would have to be 'Purr'. This is the kind of track that takes me back to getting in at 3 or 4am with a hazy head. I'd lie on my bed, and if it was summer, the sun was already starting to rise and the birds would be out. For me, this track captures that feeling. But that's the great thing; this music will mean something different to every single person. And from The Summer That Never Happened? Part 3, I think. Simple melodic vocals lines weave in and out of pulsing beats. again, another early morning track for me.
So, here's what the set looks like:
There will only be a very small number of these for sale; maybe around 4. As I mentioned, each will come with a hand-made book. Each book has had the pages cut from card, then string-bound into a cloth cover. The first half contains all of the information about 'Demos 2009' written by myself. This includes track-listings and recording details. The second half of the book is blank. Use it how you wish. Keep a record of where you listen to the music, write about you're favourite tracks from it. Which i AM esper releases you enjoy, which you're still on the lookout for. Just don't be afraid to write in it :)
The next FTR release after this is the new i AM esper full length, titled 'Landscapes of Death and Beauty'. This will not be available on its' own until after the 'Demos 2009' sets have gone. As a thank you to anyone who buys the demos set, a free 'Landscapes...' tape will be included. The tape will be limited to 30, with each copy individually dubbed onto HF-S90 Crystal Gamma Tapes. Here they are:
So here you go: 2 discs, the hand-made book, the new i AM esper full-length tape and a pin badge (I think there are just enough left). Imagine it as a box-less box set. Find a nice box to keep it all in if you like :) Pre-order here.