Luke Reynolds and Adrian Utley have announced a new Amazon Original ambient EP titled No End In Sight. The six-song collection will drop on May 20, exclusively on Amazon Music. The duo also released a single from the record “Floating Upwards (No End In Sight),” also on Amazon Music.
Reynolds is known for playing guitar with Guster and as a session player with Sharon Van Etten, The Staves, Miranda Lambert and more. He became acquainted with Utley, a member of English trip hop pioneers Portishead, through their mutual friend, producer John Congleton.
“I first met Luke when he reached out to me on social media,” said Utley in a statement. “We had nearly done a session together with the producer John Congleton—I’d heard Luke’s work on a few albums he played on, so it was very cool to meet. Luke asked me if I’d like to work on some tracks with him and bounce ideas backwards and forwards, which seems to be what a lot of us are doing now in lockdown. So these things are as a result of that. Was a great experience which I’m sure we will repeat in the future. There is a lot of common ground between us.”
“Adrian and I stayed in touch this past year, trading ideas, and working from our respective studios,” added Reynolds. “This collaboration was a natural extension of our conversations. Some of these pieces began as half speeds on the tape machines, others as drones on the EMS Synthi, or bowed guitar strings. We’re both multi-instrumentalists and the songs came together fast. The entire process felt intuitive. Given everything that’s happened over the last year, it was freeing to have a project to become immersed in. No End In Sight is the result.”