News | Pubblicato il 29 giugno 2015
[Streaming]: Spheruleus and Friends – “William Barber” (estratti).
A cura di: Nicola Orlandino
Dopo Peripheres e il progetto Frozen Vaults, Spheruleus aka Harry Towell ritorna con un nuovo album. Si intitola William Barber ed è satto composto e realizzato con l’aiuto di alcuni amici noti: Isnaj Dui, Antonymes, Fraser McGowan (Caught in the Wake Forever), Christoph Berg (Field Rotation) e Jonathan Lees. L’album è uscito il 22 Giugno via Hibernate. Ecco alcuni estratti.
Ecco il comunicato stampa: The Spheruleus and friends album came about when Jonathan Lees came across an old wax cylinder recording at a local school. Dating from 1906, the wax cylinder recording had recently been converted to a digital format. Crackly but audible, it includes William Barber, an old headmaster, reciting poetry and introducing a musical performance. Deciding that this would be a nice starting point for an album based on the story of this man, field recordings were made around the school which formed the basis for the tracks.
The music contained in William Barber is born out of a desire to create melodic structures with a nostalgic tint and a slightly melancholic feel for the past. We see Spheruleus experimenting with rhythm in electro acoustic sound design using the field recordings and contributions from other artists as well as adding his own instrumentation. The song titles have been taken from the schools historical records from around the time of William Barber.