GRAYSON GILMOUR’S OTHERNESS OUT TODAY!
Over a 15-year music career, Grayson Gilmour’s work has won him acclaim and audiences around the world. His signature fusion of a subtle pop sensibility and the inventive exploration of sonic detritus/ambience has seen Grayson build a dedicated fan base and admiration from music critics worldwide. And not just for his solo work - also his band So So Modern, and more recently, his compositions for film have commanded much attention.
Fresh from the announcement of recent single ‘Hundred Waters’ hitting the top twenty in the 2017 Silver Scrolls, Flying Nun Records are very pleased to announce today’s release of Grayson Gilmour's latest album Otherness. Gilmour’s third on the label, Otherness is available now on LP, CD and digitally, along with a very limited special edition LP on milky-clear vinyl, featuring the striking artwork of Henrietta Harris, printed on a vellum sleeve to compliment the cover.
It doesn’t end there - Otherness also features a companion web sampler - a beautiful and intuitive platform offering listeners the chance to toy with GG’s samples and create their own Otherness loops. There’s little seen like this in the world, and serves to further express Gilmour’s explorative interest in interactive art-forms.
Otherness follows on from 2014’s critically acclaimed ‘Infinite Life!’ (nominated for both the NZ Music Awards and the 2015 Taite Prize) - released while Gilmour was completing his Masters in Composition at the NZSM. “Intellectual pop music but not without a real heart and soulfulness, increasingly revealed on each listen”, praised Doubtful Sounds.
Otherness showcases Gilmour at his strongest yet - a wonderfully rich new album, exploring the intimate entwining of word and sound; more inventive yet direct than ever. The first glimpse of the album came with the gentle dancefloor shuffle of ‘Hundred Waters’, available to listen/view in stunning 360° video / spatial audio. This was followed by immersive late-night love song ‘Blow Back’.
A spectacular second 360° spatial-audio video for the album single ‘Otherness’ is set for release very soon. Made by a Taipei-based team of animators, it features more than 1500 hand-painted frames to stunning visual impact.
With a full-band show in the works and remixes to come from Kody Nielson's Silicon and Borrowed CS, there’s no limit to where Otherness might travel - best dive in and explore what is Grayson Gilmour’s most ambitious and immersive album yet.
Otherness is out now on Flying Nun Records worldwide on LP, CD, Digital - along with a limited edition coloured vinyl. Grab Grayson Gilmour’s Otherness in all its glorious incarnations from Flying Out, and take a look at the very special Otherness web sampler.