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Stray Ashes

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
22-07-2013
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Barcode:
5414939416828
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
FA11
Stray Ashes
Stray Ashes

Description

After an intense year of touring, Brooklyn-based recording artist Jesse Marchant, a.k.a. JBM, felt an insatiable need quietly gestating. After a much-needed break, he relocated to a remote cabin in the Catskills and started the long process of writing and recording Stray Ashes, his UK debut and follow-up to 2010's limited edition 'Not Even in July'. Rather than starting with an acoustic guitar and vocals, Marchant experimented with drums and loops of electric guitar melodies. John Congleton joined the project for additional recording and mixing and his contributions help to define a sonic space throughout 'Stray Ashes' that perfectly cradles Jesse's earnest vocals, as do the additional performances of McKenzie Smith (of Midlake, Drums), and Macey Taylor (of A.A. Bondy, Bass) on several tracks, which were recorded by Congleton in his Texas studio. The gauzy sonic blanket Marchant and Congleton have created provides a foundation for this mysterious collection of songs. 'Stray Ashes' tested the limits of loneliness and self-discipline, and reveals itself to be a dark, dynamic and raw album. It flows with refined grace and intense force, with the elegance in restraint of Marchant's haunting vocals and arrangements enveloping the listener in a sound that is at once eerie and comforting.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Ferry
  3. Only Now
  4. You Always Keep Around
  5. Winter Ghosts
  6. Forests
  7. Thames
  8. Moonwatcher
  9. Crooked Branches
  10. On Fire On A Tightrope
  11. Keeping Up
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