Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release from ground breaking post-classical composer Poppy Ackroyd. Poppy turned heads in the neo-classical world with her previous works Escapement and Feathers, as well as her involvement in Hidden Orchestra. Advocated by giants of the genre, Hauschka and Nils Frahm, the unique musician has returned. The songs serve to reintroduce listeners to Ackroyd's most stunning pieces from her previous albums, all of which have been reworked into 'acoustic' solo piano arrangements alongside four brand new unheard pieces. The mini album, aptly named Sketches, due to it's stripped down nature, is bejeweled by thematic undercurrents - birds are the inspiration for three of the tracks, which are to be released together as the lead singles from the album.