Yesterday, February 4, Courier Sound released Phenomenology, a new EP by Gagarin.

Phenomenology is a collection of four individual pieces of music that are each based on or feature an event, sound, or ‚Äúthing.” The opening track, “Learning to Fly,” is pulled from sounds made for an installation of the same name, and is a deep downtempo cut based around morse code; “Hogmanay” looks to the Scottish tradition of the same name via delicate ambience; “A Herd of Wrens” is directly inspired by the tiny birds that live outside Gagarin’s studio, a tribute of sorts; and “Holmbury Hillfort” is produced from recordings made on Holmbury, a Bronze Age hill fort, and includes mountain bikers as well as rain, alongside melodic lines drawn from the shape of the view of the South Downs in the distance.

Phenomenology is available now and can be purchased here, with a gorgeous alternate mix of “Hogmanay” offered as a free download via WeTransfer below.

Due to issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can download the track here.


1. Learning to Fly

2. Hogmanay

3. A Herd of Wrens

4. Holmbury Hill Fort