Over the years, Gibson has amassed a beautifully sprawling back catalog under a dumbfounding amount of aliases, including [a]pendics.shuffle, Bell Gardens, Reverse Commuter, dubLoner, Kenneth James G., KJ Gibbs, Bal Cath, Eight Frozen Modules, and Premature Wig. Gibson's latest LP on his full name lands on Kompakt nearly two years after his first outing on the Cologne-based imprint (The Evening Falls).
Conceived as a proper film soundtrack, the gorgeous 11-track LP presents a range of affecting moods, flowing through intricate, pop-like piano ballads, lush folk outings, and melancholic ambient cuts with understated subtly. The album was hugely inspired by the lushly forested mountain landscapes of his home region, Idyllwild, California, with each track provided a glimpse into the mind of Gibson on his early morning and late night wanderings in the wild.
In support of the LP, Gibson has offered up an alternate mix of album track "Far From Home," which looks to ideas of our physical universe, as he explains:
"'In The Fields Of Nothing' wasn’t meant to have any vocal tracks but as I was listening to the mixes of 'Far From Home' the words just kept running through my head. It abstractly expresses the idea of another place out there in the physical universe, far from what we call home, that is much more sane. This mix is just another way of approaching the piece.”
You can download "Far From Home" (Closer To The End Mix) via WeTransfer below, with the full album available to purchase here.
The video for "Far From Home" can be watched via the player above.