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MICHAEL PETER OLSEN released “7 Days” today, exclusively via Bandcamp, off his upcoming debut album, Yearning Flow, out this Friday January 15 via Hand Drawn Dracula. Additionally, Olsen announced a livestream performance the evening of the 15th at 8pm EST via YouTube Live, featuring an opening set by Zoon. Yearning Flow STREAM // ORDER VINYL

“‘7 Days’ is a piece for Modular Synth and Electric Cello featuring Film and Television composer Todor Kobakov. An expansive exploration of sonic landscape and mood, ‘7 Days’ evokes contemporary electronic composition of the 1960s and 70s.” – Michael Peter Olsen

MICHAEL PETER OLSEN‘s debut album, Yearning Flow, is set to arrive January 15, 2021 via Hand Drawn Dracula // PRE-SAVE / PRE-ORDER VINYL.

Having already released two singles in 2020, Olsen today follows with “Cloud Parade,” the first featured on Yearning Flow. The track is accompanied by a video featuring choreography from Mateo Gallindo-Torres and directed by Adrienne McLaren. It was named an Official Selection at this year’s Toronto International Short Film Festival in September.

Showcasing electric cello, in ambient, avant-garde influenced compositions, Olsen’s music transports the listener through a sound world of electronically altered and acoustic performance: what Olsen calls Post-Cello. For Yearning Flow, Olsen welcomed award winning film composer Todor Kobakov, experimental dance music artist Strange Robotix, bassist Brandon Lim (Yamataka Sonic Titan, HSY), and singer-songwriter Merival to collaborate on the project.

Michael Peter Olsen is a classically trained musician originally from British Columbia, Canada and a longtime resident of Toronto. A GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, Olsen has spent the past 25 years lending his talents to works by The Hidden Cameras, Drake, Arcade Fire, Haim, Owen Pallet, and Tiesto, while joining artists live on stage, such as Holy Fuck, Zaki Ibrahim, Great Lake Swimmers, The Constantines, Kevin Hearn, Rheostatics, The Blow, Sarah Slean and Mocky.

Toronto songwriter, composer, producer MICHAEL PETER OLSEN released his second single of 2020, Falling Forward, today via Hand Drawn Dracula, sharing a gorgeous video from director Jessamine Fok.

Falling Forward, along with Olsen’s winter single, Mayday, hint at expectations for a full-length album in 2021. Showcasing electric cello, in ambient, avant-garde influenced compositions, the GRAMMY Nominated classically trained musician transports the listener through a sound world of electronically altered and acoustic performance. Inspired by a combination of acoustic and pure synthetic sounds, meditations on late 19th-century impressionist harmony, and film scoring, the album promises to build a bridge between new classical and pop music communities.

Falling Forward is available now on all streaming platforms and via the HDD STORE.

Hand Drawn Dracula is pleased to announce that MICHAEL PETER OLSEN has joined Hand Drawn Dracula.

Michael Peter Olsen is a classically trained cellist, film composer, producer and GRAMMY Nominated songwriter. He has collaborated on classic albums from Drake, Arcade Fire, Haim, The Hidden Cameras and Jim Guthrie to name a few.

Today HDD shares the stunning video for his debut single “Mayday” created by celebrated fine artist Trudy Elmore. “Mayday” is available now via the HDD STORE prior to its February 28th official release on all streaming platforms.


03.21.2020 Toronto ON – Long Winter Showcase
03.26.2020 Toronto ON – Polish Combatants Hall w/ Lambert

04.29.2020 Klagenfurt AUT – Die Wohnzimmer
05.07.2020 Berlin DE – Madame Claude
05.08.2020 Erlangen DE – Transfer