Silk Sofa is proud to announce the album "Fragile" by Finnish artist Jani R, featuring a collection of outstanding downtempo and ambient pieces. Jani previously showcased his talent for downtempo music with the previous Silk Sofa release "Collision", as well as his stunning remixes of Seagrave's "Tick Tock".
The album intro begins with a haunting soundscape, which brilliantly leads up to "Fragile Shell"; this song includes mesmerizing and mysterious synth lines, tranquil percussion elements and a soaring bassline underneath. "A Thousand Flares" was recently released as a single, with an accompanying remix by Data Rebel. It showcases myriad beautifully composed harmonies, breathtaking percussion elements and sound effects. A stunning atmosphere is quickly established in "Sunspin", in which the listener is continuously embraced with exquisite melodic layers. Shifting to the artist's more energetic side, "When We Were" includes a strong and memorable theme riff, supported by well-structured percussion lines. "By Your Side" features a soothing piano line accompanied by lush and subtle string layers, which are brilliantly varied throughout the song. As the title suggests, "Wind And Rain" provides a vivid nature-inspired experience. In "Compassion", deep, yet strongly melodic and layered pads are accompanied by light additional pluck notes. "Home Shuttle" takes off with prominent percussion lines and haunting pad layers in the background; as the song progresses, the listener is presented with brilliant combinations of mysterious melodies and hard-hitting percussion stems. Remarkably stunning pads dominate "The Sound Of Holding On", and throughout the song beautifully crafted bell melodies add texture to this unforgettable piece. "Colorless Plains" is a hypnotizing aural experience, in which multiple strings and sound effects seamlessly coalesce. In "Songbird" numerous rhodes melodies combine, while mystical and prominent sound effects provide additional texture. A stunning soundscape is quickly introduced in "The Faintest Whisper", in which a remarkable beat and bassline establish a haunting atmosphere while light notes soar above. Finalizing this extraordinary aural experience, "Healing" is yet another example of Jani's expertise of creating utterly breathtaking atmospheres, as well as goose bumps-inducing percussion elements and impressive sound effects.