BRAMBLES - CHARCOAL (CD)


2016 special edition "This is the brand new CD edition of Charcoal featuring artwork from the vinyl reissue. It also includes the bonus track featured on the vinyl release - a reworking of In The Androgynous Dark by Nest." (label info) "Brambles is the solo project of Mark Dawson. A lot of this material was recorded during his stay at "The Painted Palace", a communal house in Melbourne open to all manner of creative outsiders. Crucially, the house also played home to a piano; during the night-time this was where Brambles sat, working out melodies and making recordings into the small hours. Sometimes the piano is at the forefront, while at other times it plays a support role to plucked and bowed strings, haunted woodwind instruments, whispered field recordings and distant chimes. This is undeniably a night-time album, it has that still, peaceful quality to it, the same you get when you walk down a deserted street at night. And despite the slow pace, the music rarely seems melancholic - there's a sense of contentedness which pervades the album from beginning to end. Other points of reference include the afore-mentioned Keith Kennif under his Goldmund guise, the score to Donnie Darko by Michael Andrews, Serein label-mates Nest as well as Peter Broderick during his more sombre moments." (label info for the original 2012 release)
in stock | UK| 2016| SEREIN | 13.90


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