The music of Eien is an experience of emotion, a sliver of introspection, and captured contemplation transcribed into audio for the listener. Andrew Mays, working almost exclusively with electronic instruments, creates the sound of Eien through free improvisation, meditation, and chance. "This is an escape from the realities of my daily life," Mays explains. "I try to shake off the trappings of logical, linear thought while making music. Allowing myself a different perspective on my experiences, my emotions, and my beliefs through the compositional process."
Pronounced as if speaking the letter names "A" and "N", eien is a Japanese word meaning eternity or permanence.