Still Life is the project of Providence-based composer and producer Daniel Fine. One year after self-titled debut album, he announced the release of a new full-length. for a long time i went to bed early is out on January 10th, 2020 via Seattle-based label Hush Hush Records. According to the press release, The stories and settings woven into ‘for a long time i went to bed early’ are bound to feel familiar. They are loss and love and city streets, and a yearning for these things to be something more than just events and places and feelings.

These dots on life’s map are spun into vibrant, cinematic detail through still life’s use of textures, samples, and found sounds, placed gently on an always shifting bed of instrumentals. This potent mixture of grounded and effervescent sounds allows the songs of ‘for a long time i went to bed early’ to feel like memories of the stories they tell, ever flitting between stark realism and phantom realities.

Today we have the pleasure to premiere the first excerpt “When I Begin To Leave” which shows the delicacy of his music with a gentle piano, evocative vibes and the measured final sound “explosion”. Listen below.