Outside is an apt name for Mike Silver or CFCF’s new album, supposedly most of the record was composed and written during long bus and train rides between his hometown Montreal and New York. This music certainly gives off the feeling of travelling, a melancholy sense of leaving home mixed in with the excitement of what is to come. It sounds like drifting landscapes and orange sunsets, it feels like a daydream.
His last EP Music For Objects was inspired by Philip Glass and Ryuichi Sakamoto and was a lovely piece of intellectual production that certainly felt more composed than his previous work. Outside returns to more synth and panpipe based production but feels a lot more soothing than his previous beat based music. Many of the songs also have guest vocals from the likes of Sleep ∞ Over’s Stefanie Franciotti and most excitingly Pat Grossi i.e. Active Child who also features on one of the best tracks, Jump Out Of The Train.
Have a listen to the first track above or stream the full album over at Dummy.