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LISTEN: Ethan Setiawan, “Uncrossed”

Jan 13, 2023

LISTEN: Ethan Setiawan,

Artist: Ethan Setiawan
Hometown: Goshen, Indiana; now Portland, Maine
Song: “Uncrossed”
Album: Gambit
Release Date: March 31, 2023
Label: Adhyâropa Records

In Their Words: “‘Uncrossed’ is my attempt at writing a somewhat friendly fiddle tune. It came out of my experience creating my first record, Flux. It sums up most of what was going on in my head in 2017. I can look at most of those tunes and point you back to a Matt Flinner tune or a Béla Fleck tune that I drew inspiration from, but it feels more like a school project to me, something that I set out to do with a specific goal in mind, whereas Gambit feels more like my own artistic statement. What I love about the album is that the sum of it is greater than its parts. It starts with an introductory meditation, and it moves through a Swedish tune, a real jammy number, some more jazz, and new age-influenced pieces, as well as the old-time and bluegrass elements. It’s not one thing, it’s a whole record.” — Ethan Setiawan

Photo Credit: Louise Bichan

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