Logan Nelson is an American composer and musician, known for his work with soundtracks for movies, video games, and modern dance productions. Having been inspired by the solo albums and artistic endeavors of notable film composers like Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rob Simonsen, he announced the release of his EP
Lavender Echoes is out on January 31st and it was recorded in Los Angeles with a string quartet forming the backbone of the EP. Musicians from the Calder Quartet, like Benjamin Jacobson, made up the string section. Electroacoustic harpist Lara Somogyi (Nils Frahm, Hans Zimmer) and violinist Shawn Williams also highlight the proceedings, whose contributions are electronically manipulated by Nelson as the basis for the compositions contained on the new work.
“It’s a process that quite literally defines Lavender Echoes”, Nelson describes. “Taking beautiful organic elements (like lavender) created by incredible live musicians and distorting their perspective (“Echoes”). Sometimes subtly (as with “Glaciers”), sometimes dramatically (as with “Satellites, In Orbit”). I think this process is analogous to what technology can do to beauty; taking neither a positive nor negative perspective, but a perspective of manipulation.”
Listen to “Lost In Translation“.