That’s what happened for Hi Frisco – combined of duo Henry Eastham and Felix Rashman – in their studio, Calmer Than You Are. The pair built the studio, kitting it out to be cosy enough for them to virtually live out of while promoting creativity and boundaryless thinking.
Rest assured, there’s not many groups operating on the same sonic level as Hi Frisco. Their music is the perfect middle ground between experimentation and smart pop writing. Take the lead single ‘Snowfall’, which packs a wobbly, disorientating structure but pairs it with hypnotic melodies, it’s an intense and intoxicating listen.
The due quickly fell into roles that complimented and challenged the other to be bigger and better. Henry would bring new songwriting structures and ideas, while Felix acts as producer and “an editor”. The pair eventually found such a groove, they turned it into an egalitarian duo that push each other at every stage.
Work on a debut album, poised for 2020, is now underway, with more experimentation and sharp songwriting taking place in their hallowed studio space. There’s no place better for it.