Peppermoth is the brainchild of Canadian producer,
remixer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew McPherson.
'Now you hear me' is a proverbial love letter to one of his most cherished musical genres, ambient music.
It continues his musical wanderlust by following in the
footsteps of some of the genre’s mavericks, Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Cocteau Twins, Daniel Lanois and early 20th century impressionists, Erik Satie and Claude Debussy.
Andrew is joined by a small ensemble of skilled players who’s musical restraint and economy of expression allows these pieces to breathe and build in both subtle and overt waves of sonic invention and melody. The foundation of live instruments (piano, treated guitar, trumpet, double bass) and simple thematic motifs anchors Now you hear me, paying respectful tribute to the trailblazing work of the above artists while forging a path for the future of ambient live music. This is no laptop project.
Andrew is joined by three instrumentalists who’s musical portfolio speaks volumes of their diverse artistic range. Trumpeter Gary Diggins is a go-to improviser, sound healer, recording artist and musical gypsy who’s talents have taken him to several continents and beyond as both facilitator and performer. In his early days, he shared stages with Sly Stone and Alice Cooper among others. Bassist Jeff Bird is known best as a core member of Cowboy Junkies, alongside his collaborative work with Natalie Merchant, Loreena McKennitt, Townes Van Zandt and others. Kevin Breit is a sought after guitar genius who’s prodigious output is only eclipsed by his contributions to albums by Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Celine Dion, Roseanne Cash and countless others.
Andrew came to the attention of music fans with his futuristic global music project Eccodek, who have released 7 albums to date, garnered 2 Juno nominations (Canada’s Grammys), multiple awards and a boat load of press and international touring. He has contributed countless remixes and productions to a who’s who of both the global music scene and beyond, including Dub Colossus, Vieux Farka Touré, Delhi 2 Dublin, Transglobal Underground, Deva Premal, Desert Dwellers, Dubmatix, Jane Siberry, Philosopher Kings, Syriana and many more. 2016 looks to be a busy year as Andrew also readies the release of his 4th solo album, Bardo.
released July 27, 2016
All compositions by Andrew McPherson 2016 SOCAN, except 'Figmenting' by Kevin Breit 2016 SOCAN.
Recorded, mixed and performed by Andrew McPherson with guests Gary Diggins (trumpet), Jeff Bird (double bass, samples) and Kevin Breit (looped guitar).
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova.
Over 7 critically acclaimed albums, Canada’s Eccodek has become a leader in the world of global fusion. With a 2014 and 2009
Juno nomination (Canada’s Grammys), multiple Canadian Music Awards, releases on Buddha Bar, Six Degrees, White Swan Records, their dubwise mix of African, South Asian, Turkish and island sounds, stacked on monster grooves is intoxicating....more