Thomas Ragsdale (worriedaboutsatan, Adam Curtis, Soundtracking The Void) and All Partial (Pijn, Curse These Metal Hands) share two lilting ambient piano pieces, with all proceeds going to Rosa, helping make the UK a fairer place for women. The double A-side, ‘The Saddest Lad / Mono and Six’, comes out in celebration of Piano Day, March 29.
Rosa is a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations working to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women and girls.
For fans of: Nils Frahm, worriedaboutsatan, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, William Basinski.
“Both Tom and I are huge fans of Nils Frahm (Piano Day founder – 88 keys, 88 days, hence March 29) and wanted to put together something short, simple and sweet in celebration,” says All Partial.
Tom adds: “We also saw it as a great opportunity to raise money for a charity doing important work, particularly during these dark times for women.”
Ragsdale’s track, Mono and Six, features fragmented piano loops fed through vintage tape echo units – and takes its name from the classic Playstation title ‘Little Nightmares’.
All Partial’s ‘The Saddest Lad’ is a quiet droning classical meditation, featuring excerpts from UK poet Melissa Hair.
Thomas Ragsdale’s career has spanned the likes of electronica, ambience and soundtrack, from his work in seminal UK outfit worriedaboutsatan, to contributing to documentary scores with Adam Curtis and Netflix.
All Partial is the solo project of Nick Elback, drummer and pianist from UK post-rock outfit Pijn and heavy metal supergroup Curse These Metal Hands.