FARWARMTH is the project of Portuguese composer and producer Afonso Ferreira, also known as part of the duos HRNS, PURGA and the collective 00:NEKYIA. He announced the release of the first full-length. Momentary Glow is out on April 3rd via Planet Mu and pre-order is available here.
Built up over four years, its sources are recordings of friends and family in improvised sessions with cello, flute and accordion with Afonso on keyboards from the time he was on an artists residency in 2018. According to the press release, Alfonso’s music is made by carefully processing and rendering his source material and he talks about the compositions in terms of emotional resonance, the construction of “connections between time, people and sound“ and the sessions which make up this album being about “emotional exchange, that gave away to something I did not imagine I could’ve reached alone.“ He describes the album as “rooted in the earth, but aiming for the heavens in an endless search to breathe enough air.”
“Shadows In The Air” is the first excerpt. Listen below.