This week our feature contribution is the radio premiere of a new standalone ambient composition called Tokyo by Sydney artist Prudence.
Prudence aka Tom Crandles is a composer and session bass player. Known previously for his work as shoegaze outfit COLOURS, as well as one half of the Sydney based band Au.Ra, Prudence began by recording in bedrooms and hotel rooms across the UK and Europe before settling in Sydney.
Ears Have Ears will be premiering an exclusive 20 min excerpt of his long form ambient work Tokyo.
The recording process of this piece started late one night in 2017, whilst he was browsing radio frequencies in a Shibuya hotel room. After discovering pirate radio stations airing furniture music that had a certain mysterious air, he recorded himself tuning the radio onto a dictaphone to capture the atmosphere. After rediscovering the recording in 2019 and being inspired once more from the mood it evokes, he began adding textures and melodies to the composition whilst arranging it into one cohesive piece.
Hear Tokyo first on Ears Have Ears, then catch Prudence’s debut show on Saturday 24 August at Golden Age Cinema in Sydney, with support from Baby Buzzard (Green Buzzard solo).
Image Credit: Mclean Stephenson
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