‘A Book Of Flying’ marks the return of Jian Kellett Liew (aka Kyson) to Friends of Friends and the follow-up to 2013’s ‘The Water’s Way’. The Adelaide-born, Berlin-based composer/ producer/ electronic musician sees music as the platform through which he feels most comfortable – projecting his imagination through musical narratives; embracing and documenting the images and sounds of the world he’s traveled – from the chaos and cacophony of bustling cities, to the peaceful, sun-drenched comfort of his own hometown.
Eleven roomy, beatific songs are rounded around Kyson’s delicate vocal work, ‘A Book Of Flying’ updates classic folk tropes with modern verve. Composed entirely by Kyson, the album is a sort of grown up bedroom album, full of contemplative instrumentation and songwriting that tugs at intrinsically human heartstrings. Whereas Kyson’s music has touched on the dancefloor in the past, ‘A Book Of Flying’ gives in entirely to his inward-looking proclivities and the result is his most complete work to date, a work of contemporary folk that paints a fluid picture of Kyson the artist.
“Carved within a time of solitude, it was this period of realizationmusically and personally- which granted me the chance to explore a new musical focus. Inspired by delicate sound fragments and a connection to nature’s noise, A Book of Flying is an album which arose out of necessity.”