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Memory Drawings - A Few Scattered Hours

Second Language Music

  • £16.18 ( )
Format 2 CD
Cat. Nr. : SL041
Barcode: 5052442018650
Label : Second Language Music
Release Date : 16th October 2020
Genre: Post-rock, Alternative

4th album of uniquely dulcimer-led instrumental post-rock from Anglo/American/Australian collective, Memory Drawings, featuring members of Hood/The Declining Winter, Brave Timbers and Tangents. With limited edition bonus disc of remixes and reworks by Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance, Insides, Giulio Aldinucci, Pin/Johnson (ex-Piano Magic), The Green Kingdom, Mücha and Yvonne Bruner. For fans of Dead Can Dance, Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai.

Memory Drawings is the beguiling, drum-less, instrumental project of Minneapolis raised, Morocco-based hammered dulcimer player Joel Hanson, erstwhile Hood guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and sometime Declining Winter main-man Richard Adams and Lanterns on the Lake/Brave Timbers violinist Sarah Kemp. 'A Few Scattered Hours,' their fourth album,

is an indirect indictment of life in early 21st-century, neo-liberal America, where increasing numbers of people are consumed by the relentless necessity of fulfilling economic imperatives, leaving fewer and fewer hours to focus on the spiritual/artistic pursuits that make life worth living. This record is the band's sonic antidote to this loss of personal autonomy, a reminder that other worlds—more compassionate and beautiful—are still possible.

In addition to Memory Drawings mainstays, Hanson reached out to a larger group of musicians, including Gareth S Brown (Hood) and old friends and former bandmates from his hometown of Minneapolis—Joel Smith, Tim Ritter, Craig Grossman, and Mykl Westbrooks—in addition to cellist Peter Hollo (Tangents/FourPlay String Quartet) and viola-player Jessy Greene (Pink/Foo Fighters) to help shape the record in their own unique ways. The result is the band's most dense, song-oriented and percussion-heavy record to date.

Hammered dulcimer blends with strings, acoustic guitar, splashing drums and dub-like bass to form a unique, cinematic blend of neo-classical post-rock.

'A Few Scattered Hours' is the 41st release on acclaimed London based independent label, Second Language Music (home to, amongst others, Colleen, Mark Fry, Piano Magic and Pete Astor).

Tracklisting :
CD1
1 Exit Wounds
2 The Same Indifference
3 This Never Happened
4 That's Telling
5 The Right To Be Forgotten
6 Trace Elements Of Humility
7 Early Summer Separation
8 Days I'm Happy To Forget
9 Dead To Me Now
10 I Guess You'll Never Know
11 A Few Scattered Hours

CD2
1 Exit Wounds (Giulio Aldinucci remix)
2 The Same Indifference (Brendan Perry remix)
3 A Few Scattered Hours (The Green Kingdom remix)
4 The Right To Be Forgotten (Insides remix)
5 Dead To Me Now (Pin/Johnson remix)
6 I Guess You'll Never Know (Mücha remix)
7 Early Summer Separation (Memory Drawings With Yvonne Bruner)
8 Days I'm Happy To Forget (Memory Drawings With Yvonne Bruner)
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