October 16, 2019
Today we’re listening to British violinist Daniel Pioro. He caught our attention via Jonny Greenwood, a previous Flow State recommendation. Pioro’s performance of Bach’s Partita No. 2 is the first release on Greenwood’s new record label, Octatonic. The label is named after the octatonic scale, which Greenwood has described as “like an Indian rag in that it's a rigid set of notes, yet isn't necessarily in a major or minor key.” We heavily recommend the EP, even if you don’t yet fuck with Bach. Pioro’s debut LP, Dust, came out earlier this year too. That album features pieces for violin and “electronics” that range broadly in style and energy. It’s all vocal-free.
We wish you the best Wednesday today.