BLURSTEM & LOWERCASE NOISES
In December, Andy and I did a live-stream collaboration for this song on his Twitch. Fans watched the creative process live and even chimed in live with suggestions and thoughts as Andy was writing. We passed sounds back and forth during the day as well. Very unique collaborative experience. ‘Ochre’ is the result.
BLURSTEM / ELSKAVON
Recorded mostly late at night while his family is asleep, Blurstem is a piano-centric offshoot project of Elskavon, Minneapolis composer Chris Bartels' ambient moniker. Bartels went into a piano-writing frenzy in the fall of 2018, when Blurstem was birthed, and decided to pursue collaborations with over half of the debut album, releasing September 2019.
Lowercase Noises is Andy Othling, an ambient/instrumental music producer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Andy's music is a unique blend of ethereal guitar sounds coupled with the occasional use of other more earthy instruments including banjo and harmonium.