"More than anything, it’s not what is said over the course of the six tracks, but what is unsaid and what lies beneath the surface... a magnificent, thoughtful musical work." ~ Aural Aggravation (auralaggravation.com/2016/06/13/glacis-love-if-you-love-me-lie-beside-me-now
"The opening “No One can Reach us Now, or Ever” is especially beautiful, a haunting piano ballad rich in melancholy and rendered with sensitivity and deep feeling by the pianist." ~ Textura
"With each note so carefully delivered, this set acts as a caress, giving sonic form to its inspiration." ~ A Closer Listen
"Wat een bezielende, contemplatieve pracht!" ~ De Subjectivisten
"... there is [a] sense of quiet grandeur in his compositions..." ~ Scots Magazine
"... situated in the twilight zone between ambient and neoclassical... Gorgeous! Don’t miss this album!" ~ Peekaboo Magazine, 85/100 (www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be/en/reviews/glacis-love-if-you-love-me-lie-beside-me-now
"Euan, playing very little notes and phrases from the low and high ends of the piano, manages to create profoundly emotional sounds, allowing his listeners to truly get lost in the pieces." ~ GIGsoup
"Tra tante opere di minimalismo pianistico in circolazione, “Love, If You Love Me, Lie Beside Me Now” marca la differenza grazie alla sua estrema naturalezza, all’insegna di una spontaneità emozionale priva di filtri, che parla direttamente al cuore, in uno stupefacente amalgama di fragilità e forza espressiva." ~ Music Won't Save You
"Intimi ed essenziali, privi di una qualsivoglia sovrastruttura che ne intaccherebbe la purezza emozionale... È uno scrigno prezioso “Love, if you love me, lie beside me now”, dalla durata breve ma di rara intensità, che ancora una volta ci dà conferma delle straordinarie doti musicali del suo autore." ~ SoWhat (sowhatmusica.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/glacis-love-if-you-love-me-lie-beside-me-now
Watch a video for 'love, if you love me' here: youtu.be/UF-7gRBa5Vs
glacis is Euan Alexander Millar-McMeeken (graveyard tapes), a pianist and composer from Edinburgh, Scotland.
'love, if you love me, lie beside me now' is a mini-album of mostly solo piano recordings. The work hangs on the reward of performing music for its own sake; as unspecified catharsis or the release of creative energy as the only overt goal. Free of any overarching concept, the pieces are self-contained, straightforward and sincere. An intimate recording setup captures the creak of keys and other accidental sounds. Guest contributions from René Gonzalez Schelbeck (Western Skies Motel), Alan McCormack (Now Wakes The Sea) and William Ryan Fritch lend further layers of electronic texture and instrumentation, helping to develop layers of intricacy that may not be apparent on first listen. 'there is nothing, yet i am here', in which Fritch accompanies McMeeken's piano with uplifting multitracked cello, is an especially effective combination of talents.
‘love, if you love me, lie beside me now’ follows on from three previous EPs: ‘Lost Again on Waking’ (fluid audio), ‘Music for the animation Tohu Va Vohu’ (mini50 records) and ’22.16.04’ (Soft Corridor Records).
Recommended to fans of Goldmund or Dakota Suite.
Total duration: 22:30
Physical format and art print images to follow.