Joshua Van Tassel :: The Recently Beautiful

Languid melodies weave in and out of piano figures, a lush but minimal sound. The music billows out in an organic way, phrase leading to phrase, one long vibrating note spilling into the next without the guardrails of rhythm or measure. That’s maybe a surprise when you consider that Joshua van Tassell is a drummer by trade. His solo work, however, is lithe and open-ended, a nocturnal conversation between piano and strings.