Published Aug 12, 2013As previously reported, Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld is stepping away from the band setting this month to deliver her solo set Hero Brother via Constellation Records. While you'll have to wait till August 20 to pick up the LP proper, a stream has arrived online.
The 11-song LP was recorded in Berlin with Nils Frahm, with sessions taking place in an abandoned geodesic dome, an underground parking lot and Studio P4's orchestral recording hall. A press release notes that Neufeld was influenced by the likes of Bela Bartok, Steve Reich, Iva Bittova and Arthur Russell, and that the album flows "between restrained, stately ambience, emotive études, and raw kinetic energy."
On top of the previously teased "Forcelessness," you can now stream pieces like the minimalist, speedily bowed "Dirt," the playful pizzicato "They Live On," and the ambient vocal-and-strings exercise "Below."
You'll find it all in the player down below [via The Quietus].