Must Hear: Michael Peter Olsen – Narrative of a Nervous System

Genre: Imagine spilling dream pop on your ambient electric cello (or do I have that backwards?)

Label: Hand Drawn Dracula

Michael Peter Olsen earned a Grammy nomination for his contribution to Drake’s Views album in 2016. His Yearning Flow LP earned a Best New Ambient nod from Bandcamp.

His new one is due Oct. 27, on the Toronto label Hand Drawn Dracula. It is entirely absorbing, not just because of his chosen instrument. Olsen’s mix of atmospheric and indie styles is a kind of showcase for what the electric cello can be, and the endless benefits of open ears.

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