Robin Guthrie gives you another single from his forthcoming full length album Carousel
Listen to Sparkle HERE!
Carousel is flanked by two Robin Guthrie EPs
This spring the Angel Falls EP was released and this fall on November 17th
Robin will release Songs To Help My Children Sleep
Keep your ears peeled…it’s coming soon!
UK Press LOVES Carousel! Read all about it after the jump!
“This is a beautiful Pacific record with luminous cadence and tremolo guitars, tracks such as Some Sort of Paradise, Sparkle and Search Among The Flowers capture the essence of a long hot summers day perfectly. Carousel is a creative totality, each short instrumental breathing zepher-like into the next….”
“Carousel is hard to resist. Guthrie has distilled his skills resulting in a gentle melancholic loveliness crafted by an expert”
“Carousel eschews the discordant unease of the My Bloody Valentines he’s spawned and sets the controls for early summer’s evening.”
“This is modern mood music and an album prefect for heavy rotation on dinner jazz frequencies (that’s not an insult)
or an aid to meditation.”
Carousel is the follow up to the critically acclaimed instrumental albums Continental and Imperial
Brooklyn Vegan premiered track “Some Sort of Paradise” HERE!
We have a few words to describe Carousel – uplifting, summery, opulent, dreamlike, exquisite, moving – with Guthrie quietly coaxing beauty out of layers of echoes and always inventive soundscaping.
Guthrie has been a massive influence on everyone from My Bloody Valentine through to Antony and the Johnsons, new 4AD Act The Big Pink and M83. In recent years he’s worked with School Of Seven Bells, John Foxx (on this year’s Mirrorball album, described by Q Magazine as ‘full of myriad charms . . encompassing the best of
both artists’), Ulrich Schnauss, Harold Budd (with whom he made two albums in 2007 Before The Day Breaks and After The Night Falls) and Brooklyn’s Mahogany and Apollo Heights.
Given the quality of Carousel, it’s not surprising that as a guitarist and producer, though most people know about his work as the Cocteau Twins principal sound designer, his defining role in the now vogue-ishly fashionable early ’90s shoegazing scene with his productions for the likes of Lush and Chapterhouse shouldn’t go un-noticed.
Guthrie is also developing an impressive reputation as a composer of film soundtracks and in the visual arts. He’s scored two movies – Greg Araki’s Mysterious Skin and the Dany Saadia directed 3:19 – for both of which he released a soundtrack album, and has performed extensively with Lumière, and its recently premiered successor Galerie, both films that he has created as backdrops for his atmospheric, hypnotic guitar-based instrumental concerts.
For more information contact Samantha Tillman @ Daffodil Publicity