Edwin Raphael – Warm Terracotta [Streaming]

Today Montreal-based songwriter Edwin Raphael dropped the long awaited album Warm Terracotta via Dine Alone Records.
A warm summery breezy indie pop and electro-R&B music.

About the album by Edwin:
“Warm Terracotta World first came about when we were recording the album and it struck us that since the music is so closely interlaced with surrealism as one of its key pillars, we wanted an outlet to allow people to perceive as such,” says Raphael. “The album further represents a sacred space to find yourself over and over again, the 3D world would serve as an experiential space for listening, thoughts, discovery and potentially new connections.”

How do you anchor yourself when occupying multiple geographic identities at once? For Edwin Raphael, it requires an intentional and intensive form of world-building. By developing an unmistakable style of folk that merges Eastern scales with the Western pop canon, Raphael reimagines his music as a exploratory tool that allows him to construct an interior and sacred home to retreat into.

Where his past projects found inspiration in the metaphorical potential of water, his forthcoming album Warm Terracotta walks deeper into the island after standing on the shore. On Edwin Raphael’s most intimate and ambitious project to date, he grapples with the realization of being a foreigner everywhere; of longing to know your ancestral roots, while also honouring the home you’ve built for yourself. Both spacious and pulsating, the album is inspired by Indian classical music, experimental psychedelic folk, and spacey 80s pop; at times, conjuring the lower-jaw tingle of grass between your toes, or the sun-soaked splendour of late afternoon ragas. In Raphael’s own words, the album is an antidote: “one that swallows you into forgetting your present troubles, while also painting a world you can escape into — and keep coming back to.”

Raphael continues, “Warm Terracotta represents a sacred space to find yourselves over and over again. Fourteen songs that bring forward the duality and complexity of simply being. It trusts that when you do things from your soul, you feel a river move within you.

“It’s about balancing the good with the bad. It’s encountering a landscape that is completely surreal to you but also the closest thing to home. This project involves the arch of self-realization & leans on the generosity of the unexpected. It is a space for thoughts, discovery and new connections.”

Warm Terracotta gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.

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