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Hilang Child – Years. Released via Bella Union. Formats – Transparent Vinyl LP, CD.
The special thrill of hearing an artist grow into their voice is emphatically served by the debut album from Ed Riman, the half-Welsh, half- Indonesian, London-based singer-songwriter and soundscapist who records as Hilang Child. Released through Bella Union, ‘Years’ radiates a rich sense of self-discovery in its lush, textured layers of sound and feeling.
Between its blossoming choruses, multi-tracked harmonies and loose theme of embracing adulthood, it’s an epiphanic debut from an artist not just fulfilling his early promise but reaching far beyond it.
Collaborators on ‘Years’ include Kwes, who helped on the mix and added “little touches here and there,” says Riman, “which really made it feel complete.” Sam Delves played guitar and Yazzmin Newell played trumpet; the remainder was largely self-written and self-produced, reflecting a distinct vision at work.
“This is the realest, most honest representation of what I do,” Riman says, “and the first time I feel properly proud to share it.” A pride fully justified by the beauty and ambition of ‘Years’.
LP on transparent vinyl with digital download code.
Tracklisting: Hilang Child – Years
1. I Wrote A Letter Home
2. Growing Things – Have a Listen
5. Starlight, Tender Blue
7. Oh We’re Getting Along
8. Endless String
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