Guy Andrews, the London based musician renowned for creating dark, atmospheric music has premiered the first single – ‘Fjell’ – from his upcoming new album, ‘Tåke’ forthcoming on Houndstooth. The single, premiered on Dummy Magazine, is a marriage between Guy’s post-rock and techno influences, played out over six and a half beautiful minutes.
“I was inspired to write Fjell by walking up a mountain in Wales called Cadair Idris,” Andrews told Dummy over email. “Each section in the song’s arrangement reflects the stages of challenge the mountain presents, and the sense of reward you get from reaching certain points. This experience resonates closely to what inspired my new album, ‘Tåke’. It was a hike in Norway that gave me inspiration to write music that captures the sense of accomplishment you get from exploring new places and taking yourself out of your comfort zone. Each track is a mini documentary of thought processes and experiences inspired by my recent adventures. Fjell is a track that moulds two key musical influences of mine together: post-rock and techno. I wanted to see if I could find a middle ground that retained enough familiarity between both genres. Getting the two genres to fuse together sonically was the most exciting part of writing this.”