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Critically acclaimed pianist James Heather plays Newcastle’s Cluny 2 on 8th November. New album Invisible Forces is released via Ahead of Our Time, the first record label established by Ninja Tune founders Coldcut. As is typical for much of Ninja Tune’s output, James’ music is a gorgeous fusion of orchestral, ambient and electronic sounds. He lists his inspirations as a curious mix of the likes of Beethoven and listening to his neighbour’s Acid House pirate radio.

This musical grounding led to the release of his 2017 debut album Modulations EP:1, which drew support from the likes of Nils Frahm and Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder. Acclaim also came from artists including Cinematic Orchestra, who invited James to rework their single A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life for a remix album which landed on Ninja Tune in 2020.

Invisible Forces will be James’ first full-length release since his much vaunted debut; described as a uniquely personal collection which shows off his incredible piano playing and adeptness at manipulating sounds, the album takes in big questions around life and death, and the natural world around us.

James Heather performs at The Cluny 2 on  8th November.

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