mmph will release his second EP next month, titled Serenade.
Classically trained since childhood, the 24-year-old artist, real name Sae Heum Han, attended Berklee College of Music to study cello before shifting his concentration towards electronic production and sound design, a pivot that resulted in the birth of mmph. The project's compositions exist at the intersection of analogue classical music arrangement and electronic sound production.
Han last appeared earlier this year with Dear God, a debut EP also via Tri Angle Records. Elsewhere, he has been producing new music for the likes of David Byrne, serpentwithfeet, and Lauren Auder.
We're told that while Dear God processed the way in which certain personal tragedies had eclipsed Han’s “personal love affair with music,” Serenade evokes a newfound expressive romanticism utilizing a broader palate of orchestral and electronic sounds. The label describes the release as "melodically focused, orchestrally informed, and rhythmically driven."
Serenade EP will land on September 7 via Tri Angle, digitally, and on limited edition (500) vinyl, and limited edition (100) cassette tape, with "Woodlawn" streaming in full via the player below.