AO Tøndra is the project of London-based producer and composer Aidan O’Brien, better known for his work with British duo IDER and the production work with artists like Richard Walters, Cass Lowe, and Stuart Warwick. He announced the release of debut EP Quintet which will be out tomorrow.
We have the pleasure to premiere a new track titled “The Places We Will Love” which shows a delicate piano and the evocative electronic lines converging on ambient textures. His words about it: “I’ve always enjoyed music which includes or experiments with ambient elements for a long time – Oceansize, Trentemoller, etc. – but discovering Brian Eno got me interested in ‘purely’ ambient music, music which could have the same emotional impact as more traditional songs or compositions, while not necessarily following the same melodic or rhythmic rules. I originally wrote these five pieces as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend – it was never intended to be heard by a wider audience, but she suggested I release it.”