New album Water Sine, by Nick Schofield

2018-05-07 05:50:16 UTC

Portrait by charles bierk

Nick performs and records with Saxsyndrum, Best Fern, and Rêves Sonores. As to why he’s waited until now to produce work under his own name, Schofield says, “I’ve always worked on music under a moniker or as a band, so this is somewhat exposed solo territory for me. Having grown up going to galleries and exhibitions with my mom, I always held high regard for artists who go by their own name. Personally, it implies acceptance. This music is ‘me’, it just felt like the most natural nomenclature.”

Nick Schofield continues the ambient tradition pioneered by Hiroshi Yoshimura and Brian Eno, allowing for the soothing effects to wash over us all.

Schofield is a Montreal-based musician, producer and radio host with a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University.

Comprised of minimal instrumentation and field-recordings, Water Sine is a soundtrack for sleep; an antidote to insomnia. Softness and simplicity. A sound that beckons for tranquility and release.

Water Sine started in June 2016 as a way to create music more fluidly, using somewhat specific production parameters that guided the compositions. Schofield used just one synthesizer (Yamaha PSS-270), one effect pedal (BOSS RV-3) and an Edirol field-recorder.

“Even though I tracked with Ableton Live, I treated the DAW like a 4-track recorder, so I had limited channels and editing options. The music itself is very much my way of coping with insomnia and tapping my nocturnal creative energy.”

Track List


1.Sky or Wall 01:26 video

2.Pale Blue Dot 03:32

3.Coe Hill 03:44

4.Isle of Sky 04:48

5.Viktoriapark 01:13

6.Fairy Pools 04:42

7.Underpass 02:14

8.Garage Prelude 03:24

9.Passing Place 04:45

10.Schönefeld 08:27

11.Balsam Lake 04:27

12.Kibale Park 05:14


Genre : ambient, canadian, experimental, field, recording, instrumental, meditation, montreal, nick, schofield, water, sine, cinematic, electronic, Halifax

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