One year after the collaborative album The Amsterdam Sessions, Amsterdam-based musician and sound artist Sjors Mans is back with a new album. Noord is out now via Lima-based label Piano & Coffee Records. As the press release reports, ‘Noord’ was born out of the need to simply create while enjoying the process without overthinking or criticizing too much. Its six pieces alternate between soft melancholic piano melodies, intense synth sequences and captivating ambient textures, accompanied by the beautifully evocative trumpet of Mans’ longtime collaborator Fabian Rosenberg. ‘Noord’ is easiness and freedom, a process of musical rediscovery. It is going back home.

Listen below.