Los Angeles-based violinist and composer Zachary Paul has announced the release of A Meditation on Discord, scheduled to launch April 12 on CD and digital formats with London’s Touch. We’re told to expect a “formidable debut from one of LA’s rising voices in experimental music.”

A Meditation on Discord compiles two live recordings from 2018 and a short film score. Opener “Premonition (3:30PM Lake Perris)” was recorded on the first day of Desert Daze Music Festival. The track, complex in microtones and emotionally immersive as a whole, is split into two parts designated as “Rays” and “Clouds,” and stretches past the 30-minute mark. “Slow Ascent (9:30PM Downtown)” was recorded at Human Resources, Los Angeles in February 2018 for an event celebrating the release of Yann Novak’s sophomore album. Finally,  “A Person With Feelings” is the original score for the Tanner Smith short film of the same name. 

The album has been pressed as a limited run of 500 CDs, with artwork and photography from Jon Wozencroft, and mastering from Simon Scott at SPS Mastering.

Listen to a sample from the album via Touch, with pre-order for the limited edition CD version here


01. Premonition (3:30PM Lake Perris) (i. Rays / ii. Clouds)

02. Slow Ascent (9:30PM Downtown)

03. A Person With Feelings (Original score) 

A Meditation on Discord LP lands April 12.