We don’t know much about Canadian Montreal-based project Alder & Ash. It should be the solo project of musician Adrian Copeland: it plays cello with loop pedal to create improvised minimal classical music, with influence of doom metal, ambient, post-rock and noisePsalms for the Sunder is the debut album that is out now. Listen below.

As the title suggests, “Psalms for the Sunder” is a study of downfall and collapse. The work explores the boundaries, the desolation and despair, among the edges of things come undone. In that tension and space it finds not only cacophony, violence and decay, but also stillness and calm.