lundi 20 mai 2013
samedi 18 mai 2013
These New Puritans release their third album via Infectious Music. Recorded in a series of intensive sessions between April and November 2012, with production duties once again shared by Graham Sutton (Bark Psychosis) and the band's Jack Barnett, 'Field of Reeds' represents another uncompromising shift from a band without peer. The songs on 'Field of Reeds' are more intimate, melodic and personal than the band's previous work, covering subjects such as hope, despair and love. Among the guests on the album are basso profundo Adrian Peacock, renowned British jazz trumpeter Henry Lowther, Dutch contemporary composer Michel van der Aa and Swedish soundtrack arranger Hans Ek. Several songs feature Portuguese jazz singer Elisa Rodrigues, whose voice recalls a combination of her namesake, Amalia Rodrigues, and Billie Holiday. Respected mixing engineer Mark 'Spike' Stent mixed the record.