Pêtr Aleksänder is the project which includes London based musicians Eliot James and Tom Hobden. Their music features an expansive, cinematic, richly textured sound filled with strings, delicate electronic lines, and the creaky, muted piano. Following the 2019 release of their debut album Closer, Still, they announced the release of a new EP. Another World is out tomorrow via Kin Records and today we have the pleasure to premiere a new track titled “The Something Else“.
Talking the inspiration behind the track, Eliot explains “‘The Something Else’ is an instrumental arrangement for piano and strings built around 16 repeating notes which were originally inspired by Pachelbel’s Canon. Our 16 notes provide the backbone for a sweeping string arrangement which ebbs and flows around the central theme, accompanied by some slices of vocals and electronics which allude to the wider theme of our EP. Its a piece of music we have been playing and experimenting with live and became a natural starting point for the new wave of music we have been working on recently”.
In addition to the release of this new EP, they will also release a re-imagined version of the latest RIDE album “This Is Not A Safe Place” via Wichita Records this April.