Need a gift for a gifted musician?
- XPURM offical website
- Soft Phase label
- IDMf label
Soft Phase label: “From the farthest parts of the world, XPURM brings a unique blend of piano and strings to Soft Phase. “PRUMX” is a stunning work, a cinematic ambient soundtrack for all your heartaches and hopes.The piano is XPURM‘s primary instrument, with melodies and chords showing influences from modern day composers and past classical masters; from Winston to Brickman to Beethoven. XPURM’s technical dexterity is extraordinary, but he also has a very soft, warm touch: these intimate solo concerts resonate at a deep level. A single pool of light around the performer, floating in a serene sea of velvet-black space. Piano, synthesized pads, acoustic strings, and luscious reverb — XPURM seamlessly, soothingly melts them into a wonderful, gloriously uplifting work. Gentle, brassy violin strains swell into a spritely, almost playful, ivory arpeggio; then simmer into a hushed whisper, as the piano recedes into the distance, echoes drifting in from far away. A dusky orchestral anthem closes the record, chasing away the winter rainstorm, leaving the heavens fresh and pure.The last scattered piano notes twinkle like stars. Midnight comes softly in this place.”
– Joshua Saddler
IDMf label: "With his debut full-length album "UPRMX", XPURM masterfully takes the reigns of the IDMf collection into a more ambient realm. Each track supplies its own flavor of beautiful melodies and pads to lay out the cryptic story XPURM has prepared."