mercoledì 12 dicembre 2012

Novità in casa Kscope: Amplifier e Henry Fool

 La sempre interessante etichetta Kscope ha appena annunciato due titoli per il 2013 entrambi in uscita l'11 marzo. Il primo è la sorpresa degli Amplifier che fino ad ora si erano autoprodotti e autodistribuiti. L'album non è il già annunciato Mystoria, ma uno tutto nuovo dal titolo Echo Street.

Kscope are pleased to announce that Echo Street, the new album from Amplifier will released on the label on March 11th 2013. The album looks set to build upon the success of The Octopus, the critically acclaimed double album that the band self-released in 2011.

Amplifier frontman Sel Balamir said of the deal, “A lot of labels have courted the upcoming Amplifier release, but Kscope were the only serious label that seems not to be stuck in the 20th Century in terms of their artist relationship. Their progressive and flexible business model seems to come as standard as opposed to an additional recoupable service”.

Balamir continues, “We’re looking forward to having a great team of like-minded people to work with, a focusing of ideas that we can work with in coordinating our releases and really maximising the potential of the band’s increasingly prolific output”.

Kscope’s Johnny Wilks says of the new deal, “We have been huge admirers of the band for a good few years. So we are really looking forward to working with Amplifier and introducing them to new audiences around the world via the Kscope network. What a way to start 2013.”

Album tracklisting:

The Wheel
Extra Vehicular
Paris In The Spring
Never & Always
Between Today & Yesterday
Echo Street
Mary Rose

L'altro è l'atteso secondo lavoro degli Henry Fool, progetto del tastierista Stephen Bennett e Tim Bowness (No-Man) che questa volta sarà interamente strumentale.

Henry Fool’s Men Singing, a four track instrumental album featuring members of No-Man, I Monster and Roxy Music – will be released on Kscope on March 11th.
Produced and arranged by band founders keyboardist Stephen Bennett and guitarist Tim Bowness (Steven Wilson’s creative partner in No-Man), the album has been mixed by Jarrod Gosling (I Monster/Regal Worm), who also contributes Mellotron, glockenspiel and the wonderfully surreal artwork.

Appearing on Everyone In Sweden and Man Singing, Phil Manzanera’s legendary guitar skills can be heard in the context of long-form instrumental music for the first time since his celebrated stint in 1970s mavericks Quiet Sun.

A vibrant and instinctive contemporary take on Progressive and Jazz Rock styles, Men Singing will be available as a limited edition cd in vinyl replica artwork, a standard cd and an LP.

There’s a Tim Bowness blog about the making of the album at:

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