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Myopic - "Playground" (audio) (premiere)

Recorded in one take in an actual playground, this experimental track captures the innocence of childhood beautifully.

Dallas-based multi-instrumentalist Jeff Ryan has worked with St. Vincent, the War on Drugs, Daniel Johnston, Sarah Jaffe, and many more, but his project Myopic deserves notice, as his beautiful new track proves. Lifted from his upcoming release Two Pieces, which will come out on 11 December, "Playground" was recorded in one take in the playground of the school Ryan's children attend.

“I've been on the periphery of the electronic world for acwhile, so I thought it would be interesting to try something completely different," he says. "For ‘Playground,’ I wanted to do something completely organic and raw in a natural setting.

“There is a set of vibes that are built right into the playground. I had Scott Danbom from Centro–Matic, and a few other players along to accompany me. You can hear planes flying overhead, a bit of the wind, and the instruments resonating naturally outside."

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