James Heather – Biomes

In anticipation of his debut album Stories From Far Away On Piano, critically acclaimed pianist in ascendance James Heather has shared the track Biomes, plus a new interactive website.

“’Biomes’ was written, like the other album tracks, about a news story. This specific one was focussed on Paris climate talks, and in homage to the Biomes of our world. It’s supposed to feel upbeat and triumphant as I hoped for a good outcome, where we would respect the natural wonders of our world. Of course initially it seemed to be good news, but now Trump is pulling the USA out as we speak. This could’ve been a key moment in history where we all got on the same page to protect the Earth for the generations to come, but one decision may put a stop to that. In many years to come, will we look back to this moment as an opportunity missed?” – James Heather

The album’s black and white art by Suki was inspired by the album concept of interpreting real world stories. Layers of Indian ink transferred onto newspaper print has been repeatedly scanned and processed to express recirculation of information. It also plots the nine latitude and longitude locations where each story came from, forming an abstract landscape – reinterpreting place into something less literal and more expressive.

Stories From Far Away On Piano is out August 18 on Ahead Of Our Time. Pre-order here.