Pre-order of Music For The Deck of The Titanic (2023 LP)
Limited,"sunset swirl" colored vinyl, double gatefold jacket
I’ve always been interested in how music can serve as a vehicle to take us inside. And I’m particularly fascinated by how music can be used as a tool to help bring greater understanding and connection in a world seemingly gone mad. How can we make the changes needed for us to thrive? With this new album, I took the opportunity to expand my previously electro-acoustic sound palette by stripping the music down to its roots: live drums, upright bass, acoustic piano, and voice. Sometimes when things feel like they’re falling apart, it can be helpful to come back to the basics and find your center.
While much of my work explores long-form and experimental soundscapes, I’ve also always loved pure songwriting, and this was a great chance to dive back into hooks, lyrics, and merge it all with the ethereal elements and themes with an emotional invitation.
When I thought about the idea that musicians on the sinking Titanic played to calm the chaos happening around them, I found that notion so honorable, sad, and beautiful. It made me think about our times today, and I thought about how in the chaos of what is happening around us, perhaps we could be having trouble seeing the newness forming. Sometimes something has to die for something new to be born. This music seeks to celebrate and express the contradictions of these times, full of anxiety, hope, fear, inspiration, despair, and longing.
Music by East Forest
Produced, Mixed & Engineered by Krishna-Trevor Oswalt
East Forest - vocals, piano, wurlitzer, synthesizers, drum programming, percussion, vibraphone.
Marieme - vocals (1, 3, 11)
ANNA - synthesizers, drum programming, co-producer (10)
Duncan Trussell - voice (8)
Jens Kuross - drums, percussion (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10)
Owen Hofmann-Smith - double bass, (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8), cello (2, 4, 9)
Mastered by Huntley Miller
with additional mixing by Steven JP Comeau
Album Artwork Photography - Marisa Radha Weppner w/design by Visionkit
(c)(p) East Forest 2023