Zero Through Nine is ecstatic to announce the Debut EP from Melbourne born and Alice Springs based songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Edward Francis.
Having harboured aspirations of being a jazz saxophonist, studying improvisation at school and university, it was the textural pop of acts such as Panda Bear and The Books that set him off track. Gradually, through exploring composition over playing, music making became more laptop focused, and the saxophone became a sampling tool rather than the sole outlet for musical expression.
Taking an interest in songwriting, Edward began revisiting instruments learnt earlier in his life, such as the guitar and piano as well as running a choir. Having spent a lot of time playing as part of different instrumental ensembles, music making gradually became more production focused. It was after escaping to Berlin in 2012 where this idea really took over and musical expression became a thing that was centred almost entirely around the home studio.
Now inspired by more electronic acts, such as DJ Koze, Caribou and Kieran Hebden, Edward is living in Alice Springs where he is re-arranging and re-recording some of the songs that were first conceived in Berlin, as well as generating new material. It is within these recordings that we find the Braver EP, split between two opposing cities, both in spirit and sound.
from Braver EP,
released February 25, 2015
Written and Produced by Edward Francis
Mastered By Corey Kikos
Artwork by Alanna Lorenzon
Zero Through Nine 2015