AHO Shares ‘See Swallows Play’ From Upcoming Album ‘Odyssey’
Neo-classical composer and producer AHO is back with his new album ‘Odyssey’ – We’re excited to be premiering the new single ‘See Swallows Play’, taken from the album.
With a sound comparable to the likes of Ólafur Arnolds, AHO’s blend of ambient electronic textures with vivid classical instrumentation is something to be admired. With the likes of Four Tet and Caribou among his fanbase, the Helsinki based artist is already making waves ahead of the release of his new album which is due this Friday.
‘See Swallows Plays’ highlights AHO’s unique approach to writing, blending strings, brass and flutes with pulsing cinematic synths and subtle guitar and piano lines. The result is a melancholic, beautiful and utterly overwhelming piece of music that’s full of emotion and innovative ideas.
Speaking about how ‘See Swallows Plays’, AHO explains: “It was kinda a cliché moment where it started since I was hanging out at my balcony and saw swallows play in the cold but sunny morning. A very spring-y moment. Went to the studio and while noodling with my synths was reminded about that melancholic playfulness of those swallows.
Started to build the track on a chord progression I figured out with the synths, then wrote some intertwining melodies for the flute and guitar and then worked on an orchestration for it. After I’d written all of that I invited musicians to play the flutes and guitars and brass. We had a fun night at the studio, had some wine and recorded parts. It’s all very freeform and creative when I invite people to the studio, everyone has a say in how things could work and we build from that together.”