North Sea Radio Orchestra

I A Moon

£24.99
  • North Sea Radio Orchestra - I A Moon
29th August 2020 / LP / The Household Mark

North Sea Radio Orchestra

I A Moon

£24.99

This title is scheduled for release on 29th August 2020 as part of Record Store Day 2020 'Drop One'. It will be available physically at the shop from 9am and any remaining stock will be available to purchase here at 6pm BST.
                                 

Written throughout the Autumn and Winter of 2010 / 2011 by bandleader and guitarist Craig Fortnam with a pencil and paper, guitar and piano and recorded 'at various locations in southern England on his laptop', I A Moon retains the unique North Sea Radio Orchestra line-up of strings, woodwind, percussion, guitars, keyboards and voices but with a darker, less pastoral sound, with synth and percussion taking a more prominent role than on their previous two albums. Another departure is a move away from using poetry to the more personal use of self-penned lyrics: 'I a moon, orbiting myself. Sometimes gravity pulls me close….'.

On this release, the influences apparent on the first two albums (Britten, Vaughan Williams, Reich, ISB, 70's prog) have been augmented by a distinct whiff of Krautrock (on the instrumental Berliner Luft) while the angular guitars of Ring Moonlets show a debt to the dual guitar textures of Deerhoof.

North Sea Radio Orchestra continue to blend their influences in a highly imaginative and unusual way, while all the time having an ear for the beautiful, be it in melody, texture or chord. North Sea Radio Orchestra - I A Moon; beautiful, redolent, ancient and modern, English and world, unique.

Red Vinyl.

Format /LP
Released /29th August 2020
Catalogue / THM001LP
Barcode / THM001LP
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