Three years after Rivers and Stream, Ukranian pianist and composer Lubomyr Melnyk announced the release of a new album. Fallen Trees is out on December 7th via Erased Tapes Records. We already shared the first track “Son of Parasol”; “Barcarolle” is a new excerpt. Listen below.
Info about the release: Cascades of notes, canyons and rivers of sound: there’s something about his music that channels the natural world at its most awe-inspiring. In Fallen Trees the connection with the environment continues, taking its cue from a long rail journey Melnyk made through Europe. Glancing out of the window as the train passed through a dark forest, he was struck by the sight of trees that had recently been felled. “They were glorious,” he says. “Even though they’d been killed, they weren’t dead. There was something sorrowful there, but also hopeful.” That sense of sadness touched by optimism infuses the album, too: rarely has Melnyk made music so shot through with melancholy and regret, but which sounds so rapt, even radiant.