The debut album by Peppermoth, Now You Hear Me, is a proverbial musical love letter to one of Andrew's most cherished musical genres, ambient music.
It's a tip of the hat to trailblazers like Eno, Daniel Lanois, Harold Budd, Cocteau Twins and even early 20th century impressionists, Débussy and Satie. Moving at a glacial pace, it's unhurried musical aesthetic pays as much attention to the silence as it does the sound.
Andrew is joined by a small ensemble of skilled players whose restrained musical expression allows these pieces to breathe and build in both subtle and overt ways. Collaborating with Andrew are Jeff Bird, Gary Diggins and Kevin Breit. Analog synths colour the mix, alongside textured guitar, double bass, trumpet and tape echo. It is most surely a 'headphone' album.