Inner Islands reveal new cassettes from Ashan and Inner Travels, Transfigurations and Nature Spirit, share tracks from each

Inner Islands reveal new cassettes from Ashan and Inner Travels, Transfigurations and Nature Spirit, share tracks from each
Ashan, a.k.a. Mr. Inner Islands himself, a.k.a. Sean Conrad

The weather may still be just a bit warmer than you’d prefer, but Oakland label Inner Islands is ready to put on the flannel and let the pumpkin spice flow like wine with a new pair of calming tones for these waning days of summer.

The tapes come courtesy of Ashan, a.k.a. Mr. Inner Islands himself, Sean Conrad, and Wisconsin’s soothing sonic sculptor Inner Travels (Steve Targo). Ashan’s Transfigurations is his latest under that alias; while Conrad’s other project, Channelers, dropped For Being earlier this summer (yep, he’s a busy man!). Inner Travels’ latest collection of synth and field recording meditations is aptly titled Nature Spirit, and is his latest release since 2018’s digital only Heartswell.

Transfigurations and Nature Spirit are out this Friday, August 30. Pre-orders are up on Bandcamp for cassettes, and digital editions will be streaming on all your favorite platforms. In the very short mean time, peep Ashan’s “String On An Open Plane” and Inner Travels’ “Babble” down below to get centered. It’s gonna be a smooth, mellow ride.

Transfigurations tracklisting:

01. Transfigurations In Blue
02. Go Without Name
03. Wading In
04. Snow Stone Still Air
05. String On An Open Plane
06. Float A Clear Thought

Nature Spirit tracklisting:

01. Babble
02. Forest
03. Calm After the Storm

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