Yesterday was a very big day for HEATHERED PEARLS (a.k.a. Jakub Alexander). After months of gestation he finally welcomed his brand new baby Loyal into the world and she weighs an impressive 13-tracks in length. But while some babies enter the world kicking and screaming, Loyal is nothing short of a mind-expanding zen masterpiece. By the time it’s finished you might even feel like you’ve returned to the womb.
Loyal was released yesterday by GHOSTLY which writes: “Unlike some ambient music, ‘Loyal’, Jakub Alexander’s release under the HEATHERED PEARLS moniker, embraces the idea of melody with understated but distinct sounds emerging from the loops Alexander uses to construct his tracks. ‘I wanted to find a world that was built on repetition, erosion and melody because making these songs was about recreating soothing environments.’ The album’s roots lie in a very utilitarian idea: ‘I started writing what now has become ‘Loyal’ as a mental break from my personal anxieties,’ Alexander says. A study in the hypnotic, calming qualities of music, ‘Loyal’ is also a tribute to Alexander’s mother and Aunt (featured on the cover) who were crucial in instilling the taste and aesthetics so key to his music. ‘My mom introduced me to my first ambient record over 10 years ago. ‘Loyal’ is a response to this.’ This is a record that’s full of delicate beauty. It embraces fragility and lightness, sounding entirely natural despite being created electronically. Tracks ebb and flow into the mix and the songs themselves wash into your headphones like waves receding slowly into silence. The music is unabashedly beautiful with gentle currents of low level tones and gleaming sparkles of synth loops that build and decay.”
You can stream 10 of the 13 tracks below (the remaining three are remixes/bonus tracks), and to merge with the infinite completely you can purchase your own copy of this must-have album on iTunes. To enter the world of HEATHERED PEARLS be sure to follow him on Facebook, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Twitter, and Tumblr, and you can also learn more by visiting his record label Moodgadget. For all FEELguide stories related to HEATHERED PEARLS you can CLICK HERE.