The resonant wood of this piano, the slight sound of the hammer-action, melds effortlessly with ambient flourish, shimmering reverb, and a chorus of warm synth-horns. The mood is a pure, zen-like reflection, like watching a sunrise bathe the sky in color.
From a few simple and restrained notes, we begin to lay the legato counterpoint that offsets the sporadic 8th-note theme. In that way, Henrik von Euler assembles a push-pull dynamic of introspection to release, building a simple theme with sparse melody, and then letting it fade into the background as more complex counter-themes emerge, only to themselves retreat into the open-arms of empty space.
F-dur, the latest from Stockholm’s Henrik von Euler, is a tender visitation with the spiritual power of acoustic piano coupled with ambient electronica.
Henrik von Euler runs the label Flora & Fauna and has been a part of the Swedish electronic scene for over fifteen years with numerous releases on labels all over the world. This song is featured on our Meditation playlist.