We’re delighted to announce a new release from B&T founder Jim Perkins.

Pools is British composer Jim Perkins’ third album and has been described as having a discernible source of inspiration that unfolds in a series of variegated expressions and tributaries. A classically trained musician, Jim draws from the compositional techniques of his roots and subverts them with innovative recording techniques and sound design.

“A relaxed compositional framework leaves room for the serendipity of improvisation” says Jim “it facilitates a beautiful balance; music with purpose, music that breathes.

Beginning with the blissfully restrained and spacious “Held” and “Enfolding” the album intensifies with the evocative and cinematic “As Light Moves.” The astounding a cappella tracks “A Ritual for Saying Goodbye” and “Outside In” highlight Jim’s imaginative approach to production and his appreciation of the voice as a truly remarkable instrument with infinite potential. The dizzying, circular sweeps and oscillations of “Staircase to Nowhere” shows an equally inventive attitude to writing for strings.

Pools combines gentle thematic constancy with delicate execution, and by selecting the timbral palette of a chamber ensemble, Jim was able to explore and finesse the limits of sound and expression. Headphones are encouraged to experience the detailed textures and layers within the music which play with spatial positioning of the instruments and sounds using binaural recording techniques. “I want the listener to feel as if they are in the room with these instruments and surrounded by sound” explains Perkins.

Pools will be available to download from Bandcamp and on streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Amazon.

Jim’s work has been performed at The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), The Turner Contemporary, The National Portrait Gallery and London’s South Bank Centre. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio 6, NPR, WNYC and RTE. Pools is Jim’s third full length album following ‘Grains (2011) and “Constance” (2015).
The album is released on 03rd October 2019



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