C. Hundreds of Japanese Breakfast releases a second piano meditation, "Toil, and the Balm of Soft Moving Air" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Philly producer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Hendrix has released a second solo-piano piece under the C. Hundreds banner.

Best known as the drummer for Japanese Breakfast, Hendrix has worked with a range of Philly artists over the past decade, from Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night to The Dove and the Wolf and his previous solo project Auctioneer.

Following up on the previous piano mediation he released last week — a quarantine recording bearing the elegant title “Under The Blankets, Steeping The Day’s Leaves Into Tea” — the newer piece, “Toil, and the Balm of Soft Moving Air,” begins with emphatic chord changes that rise and fall, lapsing into single-note melodies packed with Erik Satie style serenity at the 2 and a half minute mark.

With this new release, C. Hundreds has packaged his piano pieces together as an EP called Cherry Resonance. It’s unclear whether he’ll continue adding to it as he makes more quarantine recordings, but we’ll keep our ears open. Listen below.

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