Step into the sprawling sonic universe of Josh Gaffney's new album Still

Step into the sprawling sonic universe of Josh Gaffney’s new album Still

There’s something inexplicably hypnotic about the music of Newcastle-based artist Josh Gaffney. He crafts sprawling sonic universes within each of his songs; they’re simultaneously sparse and powerful, pulling you in and leaving you completely captivated.

Having spent the past number of years on a variety of musical projects, his latest offering Still sprung to life following the birth of his daughter, with the goal of getting her to sleep. The result is a body of work that plays out like some cinematic dream; and once you enter, you’ll never want to leave.

On his stunning new album Still, Newcastle-based artist Josh Gaffney presents a boundless collection of neo-classical gems.

Throughout the new album, Josh Gaffney glides through a hallucinatory blend of minimalist, ambient, and neo-classical sounds to deliver something uniquely his own. With epic string samples and synths, Gaffney has crafted an album that feels completely boundless.

The album’s opening track Ethereal carries a fitting title, setting the scene for what becomes a truly ethereal collection of songs. Although not a single track on the album exceeds the three-minute mark, Gaffney’s music feels immediately expansive.

By the time closing track Glow fades back out of existence, you’ll be left spell-bound by the stunning sounds of Josh Gaffney. Here’s hoping we won’t have to wait long to hear what he delivers next.

In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to Still above.