Armed with her violin, loop pedal and voice, sonic weaver Hannah Epperson played numerous concerts across Europe in early 2016 and elated the audiences. With her touching tones she casted a spell on everyone attending her shows.
But Hannah Epperson is way more than a „quiet“ neo-classical artist. All her songs also exist as pop versions and unfold a captivating dynamic in this vesture. So it’s only consequent to release both versions as a two-piece album project called Slowdown // Upsweep. On each album there will be songs in a pop format (Amelia) and in a reduced neo-classical format (Iris).
The characters of Iris and Amelia, represented in song form through this two part record, also represent the two polar fantasy worlds of a third fictional character, Skyler, who is the narcissistic protagonist of a screenplay about a young man’s experience of severe social alienation and his resulting devolution into a state of life-threatening mania. The lyrics are all points of entry into the interplay of these three characters and their contrasting realities within an elaborative multiverse that blends the real with the surreal, the finite with the infinite.
The first album Upsweep was released on September 16th in 2016 and includes 10 tracks – five Amelia and five Iris versions.