Recorded in its entirety using just a laptop, a pair of headphones and a midi sampler, Indentations is the debut full length album from New York based percussionist and producer Grant Chapman.
Indentations draws deeply on Chapman's personal experiences surrounding loss and betrayal. An intimate work reflecting the struggle of dealing with traumatic experiences, the album makes the case for equilibrium following life-altering experiences.
‘’The album is a meditation on the sheer weight a broken relationship can have on two people. A personification of the stages of grief one feels when growing apart from someone they love, for reasons they can’t seem to reckon with or comprehend.’’
Working from his East Village apartment, Indentations is a rich amalgam of intricately layered found sounds, almost all of which were found on YouTube, taking in influences that range from ASMR to acapella choral performance.
The effect is dizzying in its depth and scope. Chapman has created a boundless emotional musical journey that can feel both deeply intimate and cosmically vast.
nothing short of crushingly beautiful. i found this album around the time it came out and it didn't make sense to me then. it does now. every drone, every note, every pull & push between the sounds. my very being crushed by the softness of each and every collision. im being slowly regurgitated back into reality with each listen. warm like a mother's womb. soft like a cigarette infested pillow. i have nothing but praise for this record. i was able to feel things i did not think were possible. ppr jack