Daniel Thorne is an Australian-born, Liverpool-based composer and saxophonist, better known for his work with Immix Ensemble, the group he founded. He announced the release of his first solo album. Lines Of Sight is out on March 15th via Erased Tapes. “From Inside, Looking Out” is the first excerpt.

In Daniel’s own words: “Thematically, this music was inspired by birds-eye aerial images and the idea of perspective – how something incredibly complex like a river or the surface of the ocean is reduced to a simple line or shape when viewed from the heavens. The line between natural and man-made becomes increasingly blurred.

I’ve long been a fan of studio-based composition, but have always found the infinite possibilities on offer daunting and, often, a stumbling block. To get around this I set myself a challenge of limiting myself to the physical instruments in my possession – a few different saxophones and a bass synth, with no more than four tracks to record them.