Alexander Painter - Alexander Painter EP

Lush and evolving music.
Alexander Painter gathers threads of cello, saxophone, and piano around lilting vocals in this ambitious collection of unvarnished avant-pop. Often experimental in his approach, he carefully sketches intimate moments of catharsis in a unique musical landscape. From invigorating art-pop and percussive no-wave jazz to improvised textural soundscapes and soulful melancholy, the songs remain firmly grounded in the real world; each instrument playing its role with conviction.

The EP, Alex's first as a solo artist, was written and recorded in a week with Alex performing all instruments except drums. Following a self-imposed list of restrictions (e.g. acoustic instruments only, no re-tuning, no virtuosity etc.) he worked quickly, often only recording one or two takes of each part; improvising frequently and editing only when essential. The result is unique and immersive, a cohesive statement of intent full of diverse influences. Elements of modal jazz, the 70s New York experimental scene, contemporary classical and pop nestle together effortlessly. A stream-of consciousness which brings to mind the fluid, spontaneous arrangements of John Cale, Julia Holter or Arthur Russell.

1. Distant Charms
2. Rust
3. Joan That is a Lover of Sleeping Men
4. Leave The Light On
5. Sympathy

Release Info

Release Date: 30th June 2023
Format: Cassette Tape
Label: Anti-Ghost Moon Ray

Shipping & Delivery

Drift gladly ship all items Worldwide using Royal Mail Tracked®, FedEx and DHL services. There is a shipping calculator available in the basket. Read More

Click & Collect

Available on all orders from Drift. Select the Click & Collect option during the checkout process. Read More.

UK Free Shipping

We offer free delivery on orders of £85 and over, sent within mainland UK. To qualify for free delivery, your order will be sent as one dispatch. Read More.

Global Shipping & Tax

If you are based outside the UK and EU, all prices will appear without tax at the checkout. Drift is IOSS registered and collects tax on all EU orders at point of purchase. Read More.

EXPLORE Curated music collections, latest recommendations; everything that you need to know!

👌 Your order qualifies for free shipping You are just $85 away from free UK shipping!

MUSIC A new homepage to help you find exactly what you're looking for...


👌 Your order qualifies for free shipping Spend $85 for free UK shipping
No more products available for purchase

Your basket is empty