released July 3, 2013
“In Passing EP”, the debut release from neo-classical/electronic producers Cyrus Reynolds and Steve Gibbs is the result of the warm-hearted response brought about by their work together on the title track, “In Passing” in 2011.
Their collaboration was born from a mutual appreciation of the accidental; the sounds that instruments, microphones and tape emit - between the notes - which are typically undesired in modern music production. This passion for authenticity and imperfection is an ethos which can be heard throughout the EP, independently released by the duo in early July 2013.
The EP also features the composers’ successful first foray into the world of film, with a soundtrack for French director David Dang’s new film, “Where Am I”. (vimeo.com/62582385
"In Passing is instrumentally lush and genuinely emotive; it may only be an EP, but it makes a lovely introduction to the work of this up-and-coming pair."
- A Closer Listen
“Elements of ambient, electronica, and modern classical are all blended together seamlessly in well crafted arrangements with a sweet melancholic undercurrent.”
- Stationary Travels
“If you love modern classical, I strongly suggest to check the debut EP from Steve Gibbs and Cyrus Reynolds "In Passing".
- Fabrizio Paterlini
Steve Gibbs - Piano, guitar & synths
Cyrus Reynolds - String arrangements, electronics, piano, celesta, mellotron & synths
Tabea Sitte - Violin
Lila Pollack - Violin
Alanna Tonetti-Tieppo - Violin
Virginia Rockwell - Viola
Oakki Lau - Viola
Rylie Harrod - Cello
Laura Hammonds - Cello
Mixed by Cyrus Reynolds
Mastered by Steve Gibbs
Album artwork by Li Hui (huiuh.com
Bandcamp Design by Steve Gibbs
'Where Am I' original score composed for David Dang's short film of the same name (vimeo.com/62582385