Classically trained composer and contrabass player Yair Elazar Glotman delivers a haunting album titled Études, out on Subtext Recordings on July 17.

Following on from his work with James Ginzburg on “Nimbes,” and his analog tape work as KETEV (Opal Tapes, Where to Now?), Glotman presents 10 solo pieces that explore the hidden resonances of the contrabass. Disrupting the “subconscious processes and muscle memory learned as a classical contrabass player,” Glotman attempts to journey to the uncharted territories of the instrument’s acoustic dynamic range and, in turn, uncovers and develops a highly engrossing sound palette. Conjuring bone-rattling resonance, thick, alien-like atmospheres, and percussive fragments, Études is an album that will open itself more and more with each listen.

Études will be released via Subtext on July 17 and can be preordered here, with the LP streaming in full exclusively below.