Aaron Martin’s album A Room Now Empty sees him returning to the memory-based recordings of previous albums such as Almond, River Water and Chautauqua, where layered meanings in the music and titles don’t allow a single clear-cut reading of the music.
“A Room Now Empty is similar to the concept of Day Has Ended where Christoph Berg and I created music to encompass the passing of a day, but stretched out for the passing of a lifetime or at least a portion of a lifetime,” says Aaron.
Using cello, electric guitar, bass, roll up piano, banjo, concertina, acoustic guitar, voice, ukulele, singing bowls and lap steel, A Room Now Empty keeps the same intimacy and directness of Aaron’s previous albums, with a slightly more processed sound creating distance within the music.
"This is music of mourning, but it is also music of remembrance. Sorrow and gratitude each make their nests in these songs. A sad comfort is still a comfort" – a closer listen
"Along the pathways of my stationary travels, I have not encountered an artist more mesmerizing or compelling than Aaron Martin"
– Stationary Travels
"Rather majestic with its strong attention to detail and arrangement, Aaron Martin crafts a timeless album on A Room Now Empty”
– Beach Sloth
"Nostalgic and cinematic, A Room Now Empty will take you very far ... if you let yourself be absorbed by its unique atmosphere"
– Dive into Sun
"Amazing meditative immediacy" – Music Won't Save You
Read an interview with Aaron about the making of his album A Room Now Empty.
A Room Now Empty is Aaron’s first album on Preserved Sound. Click here to stream the album.