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Guy Andrews is a London based musician known for creating dark, atmospheric music by combining an array of influences from post-rock, techno and electronica.
"‘Tåke’ [Norwegian for "mist" or "fog”], was inspired by his visit to Scandinavia last year. A cancelled return flight from Norway due to fog left Guy with some time to explore his surroundings.
He comments, “I had some extra time to explore Bergen, the city where I was staying. I ended walking up a small mountain and at the top was greeted by a stunning view of Norway's fjords – it was such a stark contrast to where I was living at the time that it inspired me to write music that reflects the reward you get from exploring new environments.”
Andrews adds, "I wrote 'Feelings' with the idea of working with singular elements such as violins and individual synths that would interact and weave in and out of each other, almost like anxious thoughts in someone’s mind. I wanted it to be emotive and in places slightly aggressive, allowing Alev space to let her vocals sit between the string layers and electronic textures.”
“Writing ‘It Cannot Surface’, it almost felt like the sounds were being submerged, briefly coming above water for air, then being sucked back down. The drums barely surface from the reverb they’re being drowned in - it was an exercise of restraint.”