Today we are proud to premiere a track by Hior Chronik, taken from an upcoming compilation on 7K! Records, titled String Layers. As the title of this release suggests, the 18 compositions on this collection are dedicated to, designed around, and created specifically for violin, viola, violoncello, and contrabass, “drawing a varied and multicoloured narrative through the contemporary instrumental music.” The compilation features 18 composers from around the world, including some of the already known names, and indeed, some of my favourites, such as Simon Goff, Echo Collective, Vito Gatto, Ceeys, Aaron Martin, Himmelsrandt and of course, Hior Chronik, among the many. The works are modern classical in nature with a barely noticeable crossover to the electronic ambient world, featuring textures and treatments to carry the voices of the stringed instruments. Hior’s piece is particularly gentle and moody, slightly sullen in the lower register, brooding over the boundaries set forth by the abstracts society and the conditioned mind, and in the process reminding us not to heed them, and do your own thing.
18 compositions which touch on classical, indie and drone. They ooze timeless melodies, innovate through electronic composition and touch upon pop-music.
The compilation is available as a digital release, directly from the label on May 29th.