Pillowfilm.ours is the music of Belgian musician Mauro Neyt. His material is mostly modern piano music but he incorporates strings, electronics and beats into a number of his songs as well, making it a mix of classical influences with more current ambient electronic sounds. He compares himself to the likes of Olafur Arnalds but I also would liken this to some of Moby's instrumental work.
Demo '10-'12 is a collection of material Neyt has recorded over the last three years and despite the word demo in the title, these songs actually benefit from some of their sparseness. Nothing is over-produced, the music is given space to breathe and it makes for an engrossing listening experience of this beautiful music. My personal favorite is "Vrijheid" which starts off as mostly piano before an orchestral arrangement and drums are added. It's a gorgeous piece. "Last train, goodbye. I love you." is another highlight, a somber piano piece with quiet orchestral accompaniment. The entire collection is around thirty minutes, my download has an extra track not up on his Bandcamp page entitled "Wooden seat at the lake" which is another beauty. Fans of this type of music will not want to miss this release.
Neyt has also recently released a new Pillowfilm.ours track, "Ellecto", which takes his music in a new direction. This is more of a straight electro song, but it still retains Neyt's knack for a lovely melody. Hopefully he will continue to pursue his work as Pillowfilm.ours as there is a lot of potential here if a full length album is in his future.
Demo '10-'12 was self-released as a download only January 1, 2012 via Bandcamp. Download here
"Ellecto" was self-released as a download only on August 6, 2012 also via Bandcamp.Download here