Pieces of Mind is the brand new single by producer and composer Simon McCorry, released via Simon’s own Close Recordings on 24th April 2020 and follows his recent standalone single, The Nothing That Is, released in February 2020, and the album Border Land released in June 2019.
Following the Border Land album and the standalone single The Nothing That Is, which both drew heavily on Simon’s love for ambient cello drones and sparse minimalist composition, Pieces of Mind is a change in direction that sees the composer leave his cello aside and embrace his love of electronica and minimal acid techno. As Simon explains, “composed entirely with the analogue mono synth the Dreadbox Erebus, Pieces of Mind is an invocation of nostalgic memories of pre-dawn wanderings around London after warehouse parties, taking in the freshness and calm of the morning before the madness of the city came roaring into life”. The artists that Simon cherishes in such reflections include greats of the 90s acid/warehouse scene such as Plastikman, Autechre, System 7 and The Orb, the latter for whom he has recently opened for. Pieces of Mind is a fascinating window into another musical world in-which Simon is as at home as his recently more commonly performed in spaces such as the concert hall, the church or the gallery space.
Originally born in London to mixed Indian/British heritage, McCorry trained in cello at The Centre for Young Musicians & Morley College then studied philosophy at Durham University. He is now based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. As a performer McCorry is well travelled, he has performed at many prestigious events and institutions including in Orlando Warrior with Julia Cheng at the South Bank as part of China Changing Festival 2017. In 2019 live highlights also included appearances at Stroud Jazz Festival and Camp Elsewhere in Wales alongside Alabaster dePlume and Snapped Ankles. McCorry has received critical acclaim for his previous releases from Mojo Magazine, The Quietus, Monolith Cocktail and radio play from luminaries such as Late Junction & Unclassified on BBC Radio 3 and Freak Zone on BBC 6Music.