This album was a partial endeavour into all branches of trip hop, spanning all of the eras of music. I said in my Hidden Gems Vol.I EP that i would make a jazz EP, but it proved more difficult that once thought! It still happening though; I've just got to get my music theory up to par. I think there also might be a return to Drum & Bass/Electronic genres, in the form two/three different EP's.
In the one year period since the release of Hidden Gems Vol.I, I have also been learning Ableton as well, which has been interesting (Primarily used to be FL only). I think looking at workflow and attempting to refine it is a must for any artist. It brought me to the realization of just how much workflow affects the sound of the output you create. Trying to refine a process while still retaining the exact same sound is a difficult process! :P
The concept behind the EP is multi faceted. Everything from the cover to the names to the audio content inside the tracks themselves tells a story. I've used a lot of layering inside the tracks and have really tried to provide emphasis and tension where i felt necessary to create amazing moments in a track. There is more information about the thought process of making this EP in the behind the scenes text file if you download the EP. I would love to hear what your understanding of the songs were, feel free to send me an email or message!