Habitatual

by People's Palms

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Aleksander Ling
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Aleksander Ling After Memory's Arc and Landscape Tones another fantastic album by Austin Freese. I know the first two albums only a couple of months ago and I am absolutely enthusiastic about the new album! Wonderful Sounds & Moods. Highly Recommended ! Favorite track: Tropical Floor.
Jeff Haight
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Jeff Haight This is a beautiful album that is richly layered with hypnotic tones and offers a variety of instrumentation beyond its guitar work and keys. Everything from found sound snippets that detail the tracks with atmosphere to some truly ethereal bells, xylophones and an assortment of other mallet percussion. Highly recommended for its chill vibe and impressive collection of sounds. A beautiful collage for your headphones!



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Oakland-based musician Austin Freese (aka People’s Palms) makes his Hush Hush debut with the cinematic 10-track album 'Habitatual,' his third album under the moniker and his first official label release. A thoroughly hypnotic affair heavily influenced by the natural world, the album organically swims through a fantastic mosaic of mallet instruments, long form guitar swells, found sound, and his trusty Yamaha CS-50. Piecing together unique field recordings captured over the last three years during mundane everyday life as well as exotic international travels, and then patiently adding his own instrumental flourishes, 'Habitatual' carries a transportive sound that quietly shifts through downtempo, ambient, and New Age styles while simultaneously floating free of rigid genre confines. Shades of Steve Reich, Boards of Canada, and early Tortoise peak through his richly-detailed tapestries, creating a meditative imaginary soundtrack ideal to compliment unexpected excursions. A subtle yet consistent global influence further enhances People’s Palms’ exploratory productions, fueled by a fascination with the globalization of music and traditional international rhythms sparked through his own travels as well as the interconnectivity of our online generation. Fitting right at home on the introspective-inclined Seattle-based label Hush Hush Records, the blissful sonic world People’s Palms has created with 'Habitatual' yields a dreamy, immersive, and mesmerizing listening experience.

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released October 14, 2016

Music by Austin Freese aka People's Palms.
soundcloud.com/peoplespalms

Mastered by Marshall Craigmyle.

Artwork by Austin Freese.

Special thanks to:
Alex Ruder
Calvin Erdal
Don Johnson
Kris Geffen
Whitney Ray
Tyler Young
Marshall Craigmyle
Linda Freese

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