LA-based visual artist and musician Gabriel Brenner began releasing music as Pastel in the summer of 2013. Drawing on artists such as Arca, Grouper, and Julianna Barwick, he crafted an idiosyncratic style that fell gracefully between folk, gospel, and experimental electronic music.
His debut EP ‘It will be missed’ was released in 2014 followed by his second EP in 2015, ‘Bone-Weary’. In 2017, he self-released an EP entitled ‘Absent, Just Dust,’ a five-song collection exploring language, loss, and identity through ambient-noise soundscapes. Brenner donated half of all proceeds from the release to Freshet Collective, who have provided legal support to water protectors since the founding of the Sacred Stone Camp. On Valentines Day 2018, he released a one-off single titled, “Close”.
Pastel is currently working on his debut full-length release and we can’t wait to hear it!