Abstractions by PJE is made up of eight short instrumental pieces built around a single acoustic guitar and field-recorded sounds. The first track ‘Wakeful’ is based on a simple guitar pattern and some found sounds and a similar formula continues throughout. For ‘Lightness’, the melody is repeated with varying levels of sound manipulations holding the listener’s interest. ‘Shapes For Words’ is one of the most intriguing pieces. It employs a pastoral tune with added child’s voices to create a nostalgic aural. Additionally, ‘Secondary’ piles on the chords with added intensity and layers of melancholy.
Originally released on limited edition CDR in 2011, this is the first time Abstractions has been available as a digital download.
released November 30, 2014
Written and produced by Phil Edwards
Mastered by Wil Bolton
Artwork by David Newlyn