The Quiet Observation
- The Painting
- The Lofty Sky
- Unasked Question
Dmitry Evgrafov is a hugely talented young Russian pianist / composer whose music blends intimate piano with rich strings and electronics, bringing to mind the work of peers such as Goldmund or Nils Frahm. Completely self-taught, Dmitry began self-releasing his music at the age of seventeen, and in 2015 signed to FatCat’s 130701 imprint, releasing his label début, ‘Collage’, last October. A beautifully focused and concise seven-track EP, ‘The Quiet Observation’ follows up that release and precedes a new album due next year.
Where ‘Collage’ was a bold, heavily layered and augmented work making expansive use of electronics and a mass of virtual instrumentation, ‘The Quiet Observation’ returns to a far more pared back, much less digital realm. A delicate, luminous work, it is heavily centered around Dmitry’s beautiful piano playing, with only minimal use of other instrumentation: glockenspiel, strings, and two tracks played on a virtual church organ.