Minnesota-based Neo Classical Multi-instrumentalist and producer John Hayes made his debut with his album “By the Woods” which was released on December 14th, 2018. And for any fans of Nils Frahm and Phillip Glass, you’re in for a mesmeric aural treat. Yet, you can expect more from the exceptionally arresting soundscapes than a mere assimilation of their sounds, or maybe that should be less. The minimalism of the sound subdues you deeper than most contemporary classical works. There’s a euphonic concordance to the sound which almost allows tracks such as “marin” to resonate as a cinematic dreamscape rather than a soundscape.
For a drop in blood pressure at the same time as drinking in aural alchemy check out John Hayes’ single marin for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp where you can stream and download the track.
Review by Amelia Vandergast