Piuma (py-ooma) have released their new single FLOW today on all streaming services. The song was synced with the article Powering Music with the Sun, which details the many hidden benefits of purchasing solar—with the specific application towards home and commercial recording studios.
Piuma is also now offering the limited edition vinyl 45rpm EP, for $25, where a portion of the profits are donated to The Arbor Day Foundation—to plant five trees—taking out over 6 tons (+13,000 lbs) of carbon out of the atmosphere. This offsets over a year of an average household’s power consumption.
Piuma is known for releasing one of the most environmentally friendly vinyl records ever made, along with an article detailing the behind-the-scenes creation process. Piuma’s subsequent article, Building and Eco-Friendly Recording Studio was published by Permaculture Magazine, and lead to a partnership with GUESS—in support of their RESOURCED program. Together they shot a live film of the single Ripples on the Water. Piuma is currently producing their second full length LP.
Of “Flow,” Piuma’s David Small said, “I wrote FLOW to express the experience of being in total focus and harmony—whether through sports, skateboarding, surfing, in the creative arts, or deep meditation. I love that feeling of timelessness where we are so fully immersed in what we are doing—that all distractions fade. I think that feeling of harmony is what I also seek with nature—and is why I care about the environment so much; my goal is to be as eco-friendly as possible in the creation process of my music. And I want to share all the info and research I’ve done to help others adopt eco-friendly practices—making it easy—like with our new article/vid Powering Music with the Sun.
I think there is also something to jamming with musicians that you connect with philosophically. Charles Wiley, the drummer on the track, did the same tree planting volunteering program that I did through TreePeople. And Milky (Mike Roberts), the bass player, does beach cleanups with his wife. That philosophical connection comes out in our playing. We tracked the bass and drums together—and while we did a bunch of takes—I loved the first one, where they were just playing off each other with raw instinct. That’s where the magic happens”