Iconic experimental label Brainfeeder have announced a deluxe reissue of Austin Peralta’s visionary 2011 album, Endless Planets, and have released a live recording of bonus track ‘The Garden’.
A prodigious talent sadly taken too young, Peralta’s final studio record came when the pianist was only 20, but showcased a grasp beyond his years in terms of composing refined jazz standards for the modern era.
The track that comes alongside the announcement is taken from the artist’s previously unreleased BBC Maida Vale Session, with the full deluxe release containing three more tracks from the recording.
A close friend and collaborator of both label head Flying Lotus and fellow Brainfeeder artist Thundercat, Peralta was noted at the time for the elegance of his music that showed an artistic maturity beyond his years, with Endless Planets setting the standard high early on for the jazz resurgence of the 2010s.
Despite being recorded in July 2011 before his passing, ‘The Garden’ feels almost like a spiritual message from beyond, with Peralta’s deft touches and arrangements acting as the shining elements of the track which he performed alongside a stellar backing band that included members of The Cinematic Orchestra, who he was a touring member of.
The track arrives on what would have been Peralta’s 33rd birthday, with the deluxe edition of Endless Planets arriving on 9th February 2024, almost exactly 13 years to the day since the album was released.