Working with Erased Tapes, Lubomyr Melnyk released the 'Corollaries' full length back in 2013.
Produced by Peter Broderick, its enchanting atmosphere found a cult audience, not least amongst his fellow musicians.
New mini-album 'Evertina' is his next step. Piano led, these gentle yet fragile composition marks another string in the composer's already formidable bow.
Introducing the set, Lubomyr Melnyk said:
"The piano for me has so many different faces, so many personalities and wonders, it is like life itself, ever-changing yet always holding to a permanance of beauty. Like butterflies that never fly in a straight line but always carry their loveliness with them in their multi-angled paths. I want people to hear these pieces, that are always hidden from the world. I keep them locked away in a quiet place, far from the concert hall. Why do I do that? I guess it is because they are so easy to play, so effortless, I can do them while sleeping. Whereas my more demanding abilities on the piano come out in the forceful nature of continuous playing."
"There, the new ground is being broken and a new door is being opened for the world. But that does not mean that I am bound by nature or by god to do only continuous music. My heart moves into these pieces just as it moves into the continuous modalities. So here, for the very first time, I am bringing three of these little miniatures to the public view. May everyone enjoy them for their gentle simplicity and quietude."
Containing just three pieces, 'Evertina' is a meditative affair. Out on December 15th, you can check out the title track below: