“Be Mindful” is the sixth full-length release from Leaaves, the ambient recording project of North Carolina’s ever-prolific Nate Wagner. “It’s Only Splendor” is taken from the aforementioned album and is a gorgeous, hazy slow-burner, that is sure to capture your attention. While vacationing in France last summer, Wagner began an audio journal to preserve the sights, sounds, and solitude of each day, painting an aural portrait of city and countryside. One year on Be Mindful finds its physical on excellent Parisian label ERR REC.
For the “It’s Only Splendor” music video, Wagner teamed up with Finnish filmmaker Jemina Amunét to capture the track’s tranquility and introspection, through a lense of lush trailing visuals and beautiful landscapes.
You can check out “Be Mindful” and order your copy on tape here.
By Callum Brown