Ilya Beshevli

Primary Source EP

Label Village Green Genre Modern Composition Cat no. vgep034


Pianist and composer Ilya Beshevli returns to Village Green with three-track EP Primary Source. Primary Source sees Ilya Beshevli continue along the musical path forged with previous albums Wanderer and Night Forest, both also released on Village Green. This time however, Beshevli's melodic and emotive style is intensified by the Babelsberg Orchestra, conducted and orchestrated by fellow composer and label-mate Matt Dunkley. Opening track Morning Sun is structured around repeating broken chords and a cascading piano melody, calling to mind the new dawn that the track’s title alludes to. Tangled Thoughts, meanwhile, offers a more pensive mood with swells of rising strings and an increasingly insistent piano motif. The EP closes with Primary Source - a more subdued affair, exhibiting the development of the kind of tantalising melody Beshevli has become so proficient at creating. The EP is released as a 12” vinyl.