Written, performed and produced by Michael Peter Olsen, Yearning Flow marks the arrival of a new musical space for Olsen’s compositions, production and perspective on the cello as a vibrant modern instrument.

Evocative and visual, Yearning Flow is a sonically deep album that layers ambient textures with tension and release. The six compositions are bound by a swirl of sounds, heavily altered worlds that are connected with Olsen’s subtle playing and sound design. An interpretive platform for listeners and collaborators alike, it speaks of a career built upon diverse musical contribution and a deep emotional bond to a life in art.

Michael Olsen is a classically trained cellist, an experienced international touring musician, film composer, record producer and Grammy Nominated songwriter. He has collaborated on classic albums from Drake, Arcade Fire, Haim, The Hidden Cameras, Jim Guthrie, and K-OS to name a few, appearing on over 100 recordings. He’s applied his studio expertise on many levels, producing and engineering albums for Ohbijou and Spiral Beach along the way. As a composer Michael has also scored music for network TV, short films and fronts the band Our Founders.

With Yearning Flow, Olsen welcomed award winning film composer Todor Kobakov, experimental dance music artist Strange Robotix, bassist Brandon Lim (Yamataka Sonic Titan), and singer-songwriter Merival to collaborate on the project. Their contributions come together to form a unified whole sound under Olsen’s production.

Yearning Flow will be released worldwide the winter of 2021 via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“ambient, glacial piece with hints of electronic influences” – CMU APPROVED



PHOTO by Jay Lolli
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1. Mayday

HDD081  · RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2020

Written and Produced by Michael Peter Olsen
Mastered by David Travers-Smith
Rendering by Trudy Elmore
Design by James Mejia


Falling Forward

1. Falling Forward

HDD081  · RELEASE DATE: September 25, 2020

Written and Produced by Michael Peter Olsen
Mastered by David Travers-Smith
Falling Forward Art by Dorota Dziong

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