Over the last decade and a half, Michael David has made many kinds of records, but always with other people. In 2015, he made something of his own for the first time - a bleak, post-apocalyptic single released under the name Studio Paradiso. The eerie curdle of arpeggios and feather-light synths caught the ear of Test Pressing and Lindstrøm, the latter of whom gleefully described the recording as “totally awesome.”
Now, Michael has completed a pair of singles set for release this fall. On There in Spirit / Rain II, there is a bending of organic instruments. Guitars chop and glimmer. Beats cascade and push forward, but always with a sense of gentle resignation. This is the sound of a mind searching through time, exhuming memories and emotions ‘good and bad ‘ to try and know, recapture, reclaim, and most importantly, feel. The music on both singles was recorded primarily on an Eloquencer sequencer and mixed in part by Joakim. The b-side features two new takes on Rain II - an alternate, slow version and a remixed version by fellow seeker, Jex Opolis.