It’s time for the fifth release on my own Cirrus Sounds label. Lone is out now, you can listen and download on all major platforms here.
Lone is about those times alone, that we’ve had so many of recently. Throughout the slow times of the pandemic I have found some solace in walks in Epping Forest, slowly exploring deeper as the months went on. Lone is the soundtrack to these walks.
The original version of this track was one of the first things I did as the Mentat project evolved. I had been getting back into producing music after a few years away, and I was experimenting with various different sounds and seeing what direction I wanted to go in. The mix of darkness and light in this track, contrasting rougher sounds with something melodic and emotional was a point where I thought a direction for the project was coming together. It turned into something I wanted to develop and build into the music I make today as Mentat.
I don’t often have many iterations of tracks, but this one has been through far more versions than most, and I recently reworked it into a form I was finally happy with that I am please to be able to share with you today through my label Cirrus Sounds.