We love journeys that are winding, filled with research, beautiful mistakes, and curiosity. It is in this spirit of humble exploration that we are excited to share “Research And Development“, a collection that emerges from our work as composers for film, series, and fashion. These tracks represent our ongoing quest for creativity and our effort to blur the lines between musical genres.
As many of you know, we have always admired the versatility of artists like Bowie, Nick Cave, Tindersticks, Carpenter, Moroder, Cliff Martinez, Philip Glass, Pink Floyd, and Brian Eno. From the newer generation, we hold deep respect for the versatility shown by talents such as Oneohtrix Point Never, Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, and Minor Victories. These artists, who never make the same record twice, inspire us deeply.
In today’s world, where questions about genre and identity are ever-present, we have always believed in the idea that musical genres shouldn’t exist and that they should be broken. We are part of a generation that deftly combines acoustic and electronic elements, and it is this blend that we love to craft. We approach this with great humility and deep respect for the artists who have influenced us.
R&D001 is a collection we’ve crafted with meticulous care and deep passion. It showcases our love for versatility and the influences we haven’t been able to fully explore in our songs as The Penelopes. These tracks, often heard in cinematic contexts and previously unreleased, are now part of this collection that we are eager to share with you.
We hope you enjoy this musical journey as much as we enjoyed creating it. We are really happy to present this to you.
Artwork: Valentine CX