Pedro Vian announces second album on Modern Obscure Music
release date February 1st, 2019
On Pedro Vian’s second album, the now Amsterdam-based artist opens up a new sonic chapter of his life, running through depths of emotions and feelings, traversing moments of euphoria, fury, serenity, hope and love. Recorded between 2014 and 2018, the self titled LP opens with a melodic flourish, drops down through mournful vocal driven pieces and lands on fast moving synths across a set of 12 deeply personal tracks.
A follow up to Vian’s 2016 acclaimed debut album “Beautiful Things You Left Us For Memories” – supported by Pitchfork, RA, XLR8R, Ransom Note, The Quietus, NTS – this sophomore LP shows the breadth and maturity of Vian’s sound, falling in between the cracks of downtempo electronica, ambient and post rock. Pedro discloses: “I have tried to be sincere, transparent and pure. During the recording process I have avoided artificiality. I do not like the overproduction of music. I like to feel the naturalness and the essence of the beat of the instruments. I like to look inside until I find something real with which to communicate”.
“Pedro Vian” arrives on Vian’s own Modern Obscure Music imprint, home to like-minded artists such as Jamal Moss, Gavin Russom, Tevo Howard, Ivy Barkakati, Eterna and Sau Poler. Vian initially cut his teeth in the Barcelona scene, first as part of the duo Aster with JMII on Hivern Discs and Jamal Moss’ Mathematics then as a solo producer on his own Modern Obscure Music, MM Discos and Spring Theory.
The album comes introduced by the video for the first single “Seneca”, a beautifully executed critique of the use of animals as machines, directed by Spanish director Aitor Bigas.