Geo Chandler – ‘Sinking with Night’


The debut EP from Edinburgh-based artist Geo Chandler, Sinking with Night struts a gorgeous mixture of heartfelt classical music and atmospheric electronica.

The opening “Dusk” enamors with its melancholic piano tones, producing a melodic wistfulness that would play aptly as snow falls. A more elegant piano segment finds a subtle textural backing — injecting an orchestral-like electronic component — alongside, with doses of eerie segments appearing intermittently between the elegant piano emphasis. The EP kicks off with a stunner, and one that showcases Chandler’s versatility in spanning form beautiful piano-forward compositions and sporadic textural intrigue.

Written by Chandler whilst he was living in London and Edinburgh, the EP embraces a state of contemplation — an ideal antidote in experiencing the hectic day-to-day of modern life. All of the tracks were written at night, and all instruments are written and performed by Chandler — apart from violin, which comes courtesy of Anna Keary, and concocts a spine-chilling impact on tracks like “Breeze,” where strings emerge chillingly alongside tender guitars. Sinking with Night is a lovely, immersive success from Geo Chandler.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Obscure Ambient.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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