by Simon James French

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  • For the release of Meditations, I'm thrilled to be partnering with Japanese incense maker BRANCH INCENSE, to create an incredibly special and limited range of incense inspired by music from the album.

    Each pack contains 10 sticks, with a burning time of approximately 20 minutes each—but they'll linger in your heart for much longer. Each purchase of incense includes an immediate download of the album.

    The incense is blended with frankincense, sage, Buddha wood and bamboo charcoal, using bamboo from Shonan in Japan.

    From BRANCH INCENSE's website:


    An incense crafted from plant materials sourced through fieldwork of the various regions of Japan combined with carefully selected medicinal plants and resin of the world.

    We forgo the use of any synthetic scents, adhesives, and mildew proofing-agents in order to give you respite from any noxious fumes.

    it is our aspiration to create scents that can unburden not just our bodies, but also the pets we cohabit with, the birds, insects, living creatures surrounding us, and the environment.

    While we strive to bring the utmost care to our work, given the tactile nature of the material, it is apt to form undulations and bends.

    As a result, much like the texture of a tree’s branches, each and every product varies in its form.

    Scent is a vital aspect of the plant’s life cycle.

    We continually strive to create scents that explore the wonders of life, connect people and nature through fragrance, and deliver joy and tranquility.

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Affection 04:47
Affirmation 10:46
Infatuation 04:32
Intention 13:45
Obligation 18:55


Meditations is the latest album by Simon James French, an expertly crafted collection of movements that seamlessly blend ambient soundscapes, hypnotic drones, and cinematic orchestrations to create thick clouds of sound. It’s a deeply moving and immersive listening experience that transports listeners to a world of sublime beauty, where the natural world and human emotion converge in a captivating tapestry of sound. Listeners get rewarded with repeat listens; stumbling upon the shimmering core of those clouds of sound on repeat listens.

Drawing inspiration from his years living in Japan, nature, and stoicism, SJF has created an album that’s both deeply personal and universally resonant.

The music is both expansive and intimate, with sweeping orchestral arrangements interspersed with moments of delicate quiet. The drone and ambient elements create a sense of vastness, while the evocative nature of the music transports the listener to another realm. Whether you seek relaxation, contemplation, or pure sonic bliss, Meditations will get you there.


released September 1, 2023

Mastering by Henrique Matias


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Simon James French London, UK

I'm SJF aka Simon James French; a composer living between Japan and the UK. I write music for moments, places and atmospheres. Music for late-night contemplation.

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