Secondary Self marks the most powerful and cohesive musical representation of the
artist to date, despite the scattered genesis of the album’s track listing. Many of the
pieces originated from a Café OTO commission, appearing via their digital label project, TakuRoku. However, the abstract guitar meditation of Warmth Ageing was recordedduring sessions for Li Yilei’s debut album, Unabled Form - and only omitted due to time constraints. The album’s closing track Melt is a completely new piece, the modular coda recorded in London in February of this year.The Secondary Self sessions span a time period that began in London in 2019, through the period while the artist was in Shanghai from 2020 to 2022 and back to the UK again.