- 12" standard weight marbled vinyl (black and white) limited to 600 units worldwide
- Vinyl is protected in a white paper dust sleeve inserted into a 2-panel original art jacket with a matte finish
- Artwork and design by Mike Cina
- Download card included with additional bonus tracks
Unlike some ambient music, Loyal, Jakub Alexander's release under the Heathered Pearls moniker, embraces the idea of melody with understated but distinct sounds emerging from the loops Alexander uses to construct his tracks. "I wanted to find a world that was built on repetition, erosion and melody because making these songs was about recreating soothing environments."
The album's roots lie in a very utilitarian idea: "I started writing what now has become Loyal as a mental break from my personal anxieties," Alexander says. A study in the hypnotic, calming qualities of music, Loyal is also a tribute to Alexander's mother and Aunt (featured on the cover) who were crucial in instilling the taste and aesthetics so key to his music. "My mom introduced me to my first ambient record over 10 years ago. Loyal is a response to this."
This is a record that's full of delicate beauty. It embraces fragility and lightness, sounding entirely natural despite being created electronically. Tracks ebb and flow into the mix and the songs themselves wash into your headphones like waves receding slowly into silence. The music is unabashedly beautiful with gentle currents of low level tones and gleaming sparkles of synth loops that build and decay.
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|The Worship Bell||$0.99||Buy MP3|
|Beach Shelter||$0.99||Buy MP3|
|Lower Dome||$0.99||Buy MP3|
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|Endless Tunneling (Digital Bonus)|
|Warm Ghost - I Will Return (Heathered Pearls' Coasting In Circles Remix) (Digital Bonus)|
|Beach Shelter (Loscil's Grind Remix) (Digital Bonus)|
|Lower Dome (Markus Guentner's Ahead Remix) (Digital Bonus)|