mmph - Serenade (LP)
Following on from his debut release 'Dear God' on Tri Angle Records earlier this year, Serenade is the second EP from Seoul-born, Boston-based producer mmph (aka 24 year-old Sae Heum Han). Classically trained since childhood, Sae Han first came to Boston to study Cello performance at Berklee College of Music before turning his concentration towards Electronic Production & Design and starting his project as MMPH. Serenade is evidence of this young producer's rapid evolution, a merging of his classical training, sophisticated composition, and unique sound design. Han's ability to conjure a seemingly contradictory series of influences into bespoken universes places him alongside sonic puzzle makers like Oneohtrix Point Never, Nicolas Jaar, Arca and Caribou. Serenade comes off the back of a series of acclaimed production contributions to recent records by serpentwithfeet, David Byrne, and Lauren Auder, as well as highly impressive remix made for Perfume Genius.