South London pianist and composer Duval Timothy has released a short but incredibly beautiful new EP titled Meeting with a Judas Tree. There is a striking beauty in the way he’s able to convey emotion, anger and anxiety in his music. His solo releases such as Sen Am and Help capture the power in his compositions, with gorgeous piano-driven melodies that are often reflective and mesmerizing to listen to.
This new EP is no different. The urgency of “Plunge”, with its distorted synths and incredibly jagged piano melodies are just so powerful. “Wood” featuring Yu Su is reflective and gentle, while “Mutate” meanders between dense piano keys, overwhelming synths and guitars that fill the atmosphere of the track up perfectly, while “Up” is an uplifting, beautiful moment on the album as well. “Thunder” featuring FAUZIA is exceptionally poignant and potent, with such incredible beauty that is complemented by what sounds like field-recordings and ethereal synths that are just so captivating and emotive yet again. “Drift” featuring Lamin Fofana is a soft, soothing closer that captures Duval Timothy’s talents as a composer perfectly.
Overall, it’s another emotive and incredibly rich body of work that continues to show why Duval Timothy is one of the most talented artists working today. Listen to Duval Timothy’s Meeting with a Judas Tree below via Carrying Colour Studios.