Andrew PM Hunt was living in a 20-bedroom former care home of musicians, artists and other creative types back when his sophisti-pop five-piece Outfit were starting to wind down in the middle of the last decade. That part of the Liverpool-based multi-instrumentalist and composer's musical path seems like it belongs to another life now, but that desire to surround himself with others endures. Hunt now lives in another large communal residence on Merseyside and his fourth album under the Dialect moniker, Under~Between brims with collaborative energy not just from those explicitly listed in the credits but the also the general hum of his home environment.
Andrew PM Hunt's fourth album as Dialect begins with a guided meditation. "Under the galaxy," whispers a woman's voice, framed by the sounds of bubbling water and burbling electric piano; a soft metallic tapping punctuates the rhythm of her words. "Under atmosphere/Under sky/Under clouds." She continues to drill down, drawing our gaze past trees, ground, bedrock.