A lovely album of instrumental guitar and songs in James Blackshaw's tenth studio album, the first recording to feature his voice and lyrics, drawing inspiration from '60s and '70s singer-songwriters, baroque and orchestral pop, and folk music.
Label: Important Records
Catalog ID: IMPREC 407CD
Squidco Product Code: 20925
Recorded at No, in October, 2014 by John Hannon.
This is a USED (previously owned) item
James Blackshaw-vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, piano, glockenspeil, organ
Charlotte Glasson-flute, violin, bass clarinet
Takuro Okada-pedal steel guitar, banjo
Simon Scott-drums, ambient guitar
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1. Averoigne 2:13
2. Confetti 4:33
3. Failure's Flame 5:58
4. Nothing Ever After 4:38
5. Summoning Suns 5:55
6. Towa No Yume 5:46
7. Winter Flies 3:07
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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.
"Summoning Suns is James Blackshaw's tenth studio album and the first recording to feature his voice and lyrics. Drawing inspiration from '60s and '70s singer-songwriters, baroque and orchestral pop, and folk music, while still sounding contemporary, Summoning Suns is Blackshaw's foray into more traditional forms of songcraft. Blackshaw sings in a gentle but assured voice while his words combine his personal experiences, neuroses, and fantasies through many layers of abstraction, poeticism, and dark humor. While the deft acoustic guitar fingerpicking of Blackshaw's previous recordings is still a prominent part of the sound, the songs are lushly and intricately arranged for drums, bass, piano, violin, flute, and pedal steel guitar and feature contributions from Simon Scott (Slowdive), Annie Nilsson, and Japanese musicians Mori Wa Ikiteiru and Kaoru Noda (with whom Blackshaw duets in Japanese on one song)."-ImportantAlso available on vinyl LP.
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