Cédric D. Lavoi is a Canadian composer and multi-instrumentalist. 88 is the new album which is out on November 23rd via Preserved Sound. Inspired by the hours spent on travelling on tour as a jobbing double bass player and all the isolated landscapes he encountered, it was composed on the piano with bowed and plucked upright basses, some discrete percussion and sound effects.

Everything started on the piano,” says Lavoie. “I also explored recording techniques emphasising the sound resulting from the mechanics of the piano and my fingers on the keyboard. These sounds are rarely acoustically audible, but add an intimate and intriguing aspect to the recording.”