Angus MacRae is a London based composer and musician.
He has collaborated with a diverse range of filmakers, choreographers, theatre directors, animators and photographers from across Europe and beyond. Angus's music has also been heard on commercials for brands including Sony, Toyota and Homebase and have been aired in the UK and internationally.
As an accomplished pianist and performer, his solo releases include "Awake" & "Tides" (2015) as well as "Cry wolf" (2017). Those materials are intimate works for the piano, which blend melancholic melodies with minimalist structures and rich, atmospheric electronics.
Kasper Staub is a danish pianist, arranger and composer.
He is known for playing in the indie band "Lowly" (Bella Union), but is very active with his jazz trio as well, with which he has already released two albums in 2012 and 2014 (Havenepladen).
He has also teamed up with many other artists, including the band "I think you are awesome" and "Islets of Dust" (People and Dust, 2012) and arranged choirs and string orchestras.
Set against a backdrop of distant voices, spiralling tape delays and rich analog synthesisers, 'Awake' is now a vinyl format of 5 tracks that revolves around a collection of intimate piano improvisations, performed by the composer and recorded with the finest collection of vintage equipment at Snap Studios, London.
By weaving together hypnotically fragile melodies with sonorous, haunting textures, the record mixes the familiar with the new to create an album of stark, coherent beauty. It is a journey deep into the waking mind, exploring the territory on the very edge of consciousness
"Aisle arch attic", is the very first solo album by Kasper. The record is an elegant pianistic journey in the heart of the modern classical. The central piece is "Fever dream".
The album, mastered in Denmark, by the inescapable "Emil Thomsen", contains nine short pieces for piano, which unfold in a very peculiar musicality.
They have all been produced in a very spontaneous way in the studio and recorded directly on a reel-to-reel recorder, which for the artist had to draw even more attention to the recording process.