Silent Observer is a collection of ambient piano improvisations, recorded at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber. The concept behind the process was to choose a space or recording environment, and allow that space to inform the direction of the music.
“The album sounds spacious and resonant, and the ambiences of the hall ring clear within the music. The space Brown leaves in his improvisation gives him an opportunity to respond to the atmosphere, but also creates an atmosphere within itself. Thus listeners find themselves placed in an intriguing position where they’re able to focus both on the mood created by the relationship between the space and instrumentalist, and also on the dynamics of the relationship between instrumentalist and space. In the simplest terms, this album uses the space quite literally as an instrument” - Sam Carswell, NZ Musician.
Due out early march 2015, below is a preview of some tracks.