“Pieces” is a compilation of previously unreleased works by UK-based musician & producer Adam Fielding, written & recorded during 2012-2014, and released in August 2014.
The free release of “Pieces” is available to all to download in the format of their choice.
Following directly on from both “Icarus” and his work for TV, film, and commercial use, “Pieces” is an exploration of Fielding’s eclectic range of influences and inspirations. While maintaining a consistent aesthetic throughout, “Pieces” retains an incredibly earnest and varied impression of Fielding’s writing & production styles, resulting in a collection of music that is as honest as it is diverse.
From the euphoric, post-rock tinged opening of “A Call To Action” through to the moody, introspective electronic workings of “Sleepless”, organic instrumentation combines with precise electronics to offer listeners a memorable melodic experience combined with lush atmospheric production on a truly epic scale.
Yes, on the 8th August I will be releasing a completely free collection of instrumental songs over on my Bandcamp page. The main compilation itself will be available as a Pay-What-You-Want release, and while the compilation is completely free, you will receive a couple of excellent bonuses if you decide to purchase or pre-order Pieces for £1 or more via Bandcamp. These bonuses are…
- An extended version of Pieces containing additional ambient re-worked versions of select songs from the main release. These re-workings are similar in style to the music found on And All Is As It Should Be, and provide an interesting alternative look at some of the songs found on Pieces.
- An “audiophile” master of Pieces. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, then it’s a similar idea to Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks audiophile release. For most people, the regular master of Pieces will be the preferred listening experience. For those with high-end equipment and a dedicated listening space, the audiophile master of Pieces may offer a preferable listen. Although the regular master is compressed to what I feel is a tasteful level, the audiophile master eases up on the compression (resulting in a less “loud” master) quite considerably, features slightly altered mixes, and has a wider perceived dynamic range across the board for those who are into that kind of thing.
I would like to re-iterate that, while these bonuses are (I hope!) kind of a cool way of saying “thank you” to anyone who chooses to support me, the main free release of Pieces was written, produced, and mastered exactly how I intended it to be heard. As such, the free version is not a compromise and is not intentionally cut-back in any way.