After a year-long hiatus from the label, Anjunabeats luminary Grum returns with the ‘Isolation EP’.
Graeme Shepherd, better known as Grum, hails from Glasgow. His relationship with Anjunabeats stretches back to 2015 when Above & Beyond signed him to the label over a glass of whisky one night after a gig.
A string of brilliant singles followed: ‘U’, ‘Shout’, ‘Shining’ and ‘Price Of Love’ to name a few, plus his Anjunabeats Worldwide 07 compilation, which charted on Billboard’s Dance / Electronic Album chart.
His long-awaited artist album ‘Deep State’ – released in November 2019 – was a triumph, cementing his place at the forefront of progressive trance.
Featuring four new cinematic, beatless compositions, the ‘Isolation EP’ sees Grum journey into new territory.
“Over the past year, I’ve spent an awful lot of time by myself. Once I’d fully understood what was happening, I realized I would now have a lot of time on my hands. On recommendation from Jordi van Achthoven (one-half of Tinlicker), I turned to music as a form of therapy and escapism.
With no clubs open for the foreseeable future, I started discovering and rediscovering music and genres that I hadn’t listened to before or hadn’t listened to in years. I ended up really enjoying ambient, classical, and film soundtrack music from the likes of Max Richter, Trent Reznor, Japan, and M83. The result is the ‘Isolation EP’. As well as providing a bit of escapism for myself, I hope it will help transport you somewhere else for a small part of your day.” – Grum
Listen to the EP below.