Last week, Undertow Records released Lost Time, the first beat-driven album from label head Matt Preston (a.k.a. Phaeleh) since 2013’s Tides.

On Lost Time, Preston fuses the elements from his two previous albums—2014’s Somnus and last years Illusion of the Tale—both of which focused on more ambient styles, with the sub-bass grooves and melodies of his older material and a raft of live instrumentation processes explored over the last few years. The tracks are highly-emotive outings that were created following a rough few years in the music industry and while pondering the concept of making up for lost time, as Preston explains:

“It was mostly written towards the end of 2014 and early 2015. It does feel like it’s drawing a line under a very frustrating few years in the industry, and to me is a sign that I can get back to making music and letting people hear it in the way I want.

I think the title also refers to the fact we’re all guilty of saying we’ll make up for ‘lost time’ in so many areas of life. I think it just refers to the fact that we never can, whether it’s neglecting our friends and family, missed opportunities or just a general sense of regret as to how we’ve spent our time when looking back and reminiscing.”

In support of the album, Preston has offered up a beautiful bonus cut, titled “To The Sky,” as today’s XLR8R download, available via WeTransfer below.

You can pick up Lost Timehere.

To The Sky