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Digital Album or Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl

Pre-order of The Pool Project. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC, and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

There is also a Limited Edition 12″ Natural colored Vinyl available (A limited edition run of 300).

Recorded in a pool house surrounded by an evergreen oak tree forest just outside of Madrid; musician and composer Oliver Patrice Weder’s second artist album ‘The Pool Project’ combines textural and meditative sounds that touch on global influences from jazz, ambient and modern composition. The album is set for release on 19th August 2021.

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Oliver discovered his love of keyboards after hearing the sound of Ray Manzarek of The Doors and spent his formative years playing classical and jazz piano in the rainy foothills of the Alps. After recording and touring across Europe with various bands, including psychedelic rock band Time for T, he studied at Valencia’s Berklee College of Music where he established his passion for film music. As well as composing for the BBC, Oliver has established himself as the lead composer at Spitfire Audio.

His unique musicality has been heavily inspired and shaped by exploring different places and cultures, including Brazil, Africa, and the USA, as well as his experiences making a home in various European countries. In 2018 Oliver relocated his studio from London to the northern Spanish city A Coruña, then to the canals of Amsterdam, and is now based just outside of Madrid. ‘The Pool Project’ follows Oliver’s deeply personal debut album ‘OPW’, released by SA Recordings in October 2019, that was described by A Closer Listen as “a brisk and hopeful set that bounces from one idea to the next with a finesse unusual in debut releases”.

The Pool Project LP

While ‘OPW’ was just much inspired by constant movement and travel, ‘The Pool Project’ had quite a contrary motivation. Oliver explains “After making my debut album, it was clear for me that it was only the beginning of a long journey. Oliver enjoys the process and idea of creating something deeply personal and connected to the situation a snapshot of time so to speak, so Oliver had to start writing the next album sooner or later. Oliver loves change and finds it very inspiring to adapt to his surroundings and circumstances creatively to see what comes out at the other end. Oliver spent the lockdown time living in a countryside cottage just outside of Madrid, surrounded by holly oak trees. The combination of this and seeing my one-year-old daughter grow up, as well as expecting another baby boy, created a very unique and fruitful environment to draw inspiration from.”

As well as the composer’s very own personalized piano sounds and electronic manipulations, additional textures on the album come from combinations of breathy woodwinds, wordless, dreamy vocals by Madrid’s Club del Río, the interplay of guitar and muted piano (‘Distant Island’), an unusual sounding delayed and watery Wurlitzer electric piano (‘Forest Glade’), and playful instruments such as the steel tongue drum.

Sample Library

In conjunction with the album, Spitfire Audio will release ‘The Pool Project’ sound library, inviting composers and producers to reimagine, recreate or completely pull apart Oliver’s sound world to facilitate their own vision. Specially curated by Oliver and developed by Spitfire Audio, this intuitive and inspiring toolkit is an extension of the sounds in the album, designed with composers in mind. Capturing the unique acoustics of the pool house, the library is presented in Spitfire Audio’s award-winning, easy-to-use plug-in and features a range of controls and effects.

Credits

Releases August 19, 2021

Written and Produced by Oliver Patrice Weder
Recorded by Oliver Patrice Weder and Juan Espiga
Mixed by Fiona Cruickshank
Mastered by Martyn Heyne at Lichte Studio

Voices: Club del Rio – Esteban Bergia Peralta, Alvaro Ayuso Beltrán and Juan Espiga (On tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8) – 01 Rainbow Fish , 02 Lala, 04 Margarita, 05 Forest Glade, 08 Distant Island

Alto Flute: Clara Gallardo

Bass Clarinet: Joaquín Sánchez Gil
(on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8)

Guitar: David del Cerro Turner
(On track 8)

Percussion: Juan Espiga
(On track 5)

Piano, Wurlitzer and Electronics: Oliver Patrice Weder

Special Thanks to Lucía Serra, Sol & Max Weder Serra

About Oliver Patrice Weder

Oliver discovered his love of keyboards after hearing the sound of Ray Manzarek of The Doors and spent his formative years playing classical and jazz piano in the rainy foothills of the Alps. After recording and touring across Europe with various bands, including psychedelic rock band Time for T, he studied at Valencia’s Berklee College of Music where he established his passion for film music. As well as composing for the BBC, Oliver has established himself as the lead composer at Spitfire Audio.

His unique musicality has been heavily inspired and shaped by exploring different places and cultures, including Brazil, Africa, and the USA, as well as his experiences making a home in various European countries. In 2018 Oliver relocated his studio from London to the northern Spanish city A Coruña, then to the canals of Amsterdam, and is now based just outside of Madrid. ‘The Pool Project’ follows Oliver’s deeply personal debut album ‘OPW’, released by SA Recordings in October 2019, that was described by A Closer Listen as “a brisk and hopeful set that bounces from one idea to the next with a finesse unusual in debut releases”.

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