Ben Osborn – Psalm 22 – Instrumental

Ben Osborn – Psalm 22 – Instrumental (Spotify)

Psalm 22 is a new instrumental from Ben Osborn: a British songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based between Berlin, Germany and Bristol, UK. The track is due for release on 8th February 2019 on Nonostar Records, the label founded by German experimental violinist and producer Alex Stolze. The track is a taster for Ben’s debut album, Letters From The Border, due for release via Nonostar in Spring 2019, and follows recent debut single Fast Awake (November 2018). Letters From The Border was produced and composed by Ben with Alex during a residency at Alex’s remote, custom-built studio on the German/Polish border in Summer 2018.

An instrumental B-side to new single A Bridge of Starlings, Psalm 22 showcases the unique prepared piano sound Alex and Ben have crafted in the Nonostar studio. The composition has a bittersweet simplicity reminiscent of Schuhmann’s Kinderszenen, its stark minimal texture decorated with lush washes of synthesiser harmonies.

Reviewed by Nagamag on 
May 11, 2020

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