Photay – Existential Celebration

Existential Celebration is taken from Waking Hours, the third album from New York musician Evan Shornstein aka Photay: an alias he established after a formative trip to Guinea in West Africa on which he discovered and embraced the distinctive and expressive styles of percussion that has characterised much of his musical output. This album opener is actually fairly sparing in its delivery of percussive elements, focussing instead on an epic intertwining of strings and synth lines.