“A lot of recent synth-based artists opt for maximalism, throwing as many sounds and textures into the mix as they can for both variety’s sake and to show off their gear a bit. Montreal-based artist Nick Schofield took the opposite route on his forthcoming album, using only one synthesizer, one effects pedal and a batch of field recordings he made of the natural world. Those simple elements are more than enough to create something soothing and pellucid, meditative and transporting.”

Water Sine is out now on our Backward Music imprint. Pre-order the 180g LP/CD/Cassette/Digital