There are very few pianists who can boast the same tentatively deft command over piano melodies as SANZ 1987; whilst that may seem like overwhelmingly high praise, his latest single Shoreline is more than enough evidence to back up my claim.
SANZ 1987’s use of spatial awareness to create the perfect amount of harmony and resonance adds to the tantalising aura that swells around the emerging artist’s neo-classical composition. With a soundscape that could be compared to the likes of Nils Frahm, Phillip Glass and Philip D Zach the UK based pianist’s passion for music bleeds through as pure aural alchemy. With his latest composition Shoreline SANZ draws on elements of minimalism and ambience to orchestrate one of the purest orchestrations of unadulterated catharsis.
You can check out SANZ 1987’s single Shoreline from his self-titled 3-track EP on Spotify now; as debut releases go, I’m sure we can all be in agreement that they don’t get much more stunning than this.
Review by Amelia Vandergast