Fugitive Light and Themes Of Consolation

2020-09-07 20:49

Andrew Mitchell - Fugitive Light and Themes Of Consolation / AOTNLP041 / Athens Of The North

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1Andrew MitchellA Further Look At Loss04:009
2Andrew MitchellLast Sunbeams Of Childhood04:3110
3Andrew MitchellFugitive Light Restless Water03:338
4Andrew MitchellThe Violet Hour04:2310
5Andrew MitchellEverywhere Something Sublime02:055
6Andrew MitchellIn Balgay Silhouettes03:449
7Andrew MitchellAwoke In The Early Days Of A Better World04:5411
8Andrew Mitchell(Half-Light Of) The Cadmium Moon04:5711
9Andrew MitchellBlack Bay Dream Minor04:1710
10Andrew MitchellLost Aglow02:055
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06.09.2020

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artist : Andrew Mitchell
title . Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation
type : Album
year . 2020
genre : House
subgenre . Jazz, Downtempo, Classical
label : Athens Of The North
cat . AOTNLP041
URL : http://www.discogs.com/artist/4930021
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encoder . LAME 3.99
quality : 320kbps / 44.1 kHz / Full Stereo
source . WEB
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01.A Further Look At Loss 3:59
02.Last Sunbeams Of Childhood 4:30
03.Fugitive Light Restless Water 3:33
04.The Violet Hour 4:23
05.Everywhere Something Sublime 2:05
06.In Balgay Silhouettes 3:44
07.Awoke In The Early Days Of A Better World 4:54
08.(Half-Light Of) The Cadmium Moon 4:56
09.Black Bay Dream Minor 4:17
10.Lost Aglow 2:04

38:25 min 92.49 Mb

[comments]

Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation is the third in a trio of records
by Andrew Wasylyk which unearth and reshape the landscape of Eastern
Scotland as shimmering and inventive instrumental music. Where Themes for
Buildings and Spaces (2017) toured the architecture and industry of Dundee,
evoking a place caught between decay and regrowth, the Scottish Album of
the Year Award shortlisted The Paralian (2019) explored the littoral
exchanges between sea and shore on the North Sea coastline.

Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation carries a trace of this arc on a
return upriver, drifting back inland along the River Tays inner estuary: a
record of the low light on winter fields, empty suburban streets at dawn,
the deep clear waters of the quarry excavated to build the city. Ten songs
circling landscapes for meaning, channelling half-heard melodies and
misremembered memories; caught somewhere between settling down and setting
out towards the shining levels of the estuary and beyond.

The record is threaded with the influences of people, place and musical
lineages David Axelrod, John Barry, Virginia Astley, Mark Hollis, Alice
Coltrane yet as with all of Andrews solo work it has a deft, clear voice
all of its own. Recorded between Summer 2019 and January 2020, Fugitive
Light displays his talent as a multi-instrumentalist and composer: all
hushed drum grooves, rolling waves of plucked acoustic guitar, cascading
upright piano, Bob James-inspired Fender Rhodes, rippling clrsach harp,
and ECM-worthy electric guitar motifs. As on The Paralian, string
arrangements are by fellow Tayside musician Pete Harvey, known for his work
with King Creosote and Modern Studies.

This is a record scored through with patterns of light: the song titles
evoke last sunbeams, the fugitive light of water, the violet hour of
autumn, cemetery silhouettes, and the half-light of the moon; the
arrangements aglow with subtle shifts of texture and refractions of melody.
Fugitive Light is an atmospheric (in both the sonic and elemental sense)
evocation of the ebb of the world, something that Andrew describes as,
simultaneously about knowing loss and accepting love, the optimistic and
the downhearted, where the lightness and dark gather together.?

Andrew has a knack for writing melodies that seem at once timeless yet
entirely individual: emerging somewhere between spiritual jazz,
neo-classical and library music, diffracted by the blues and greys of the
wide Tay firth. The instrumentation has a soft-focus glow of its own: piano
keys gently pressed, the metronomic click of analogue drum machines, the
well and wash of strings and brass, a singing saw whirring into the
heavens. Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation is another Wasylyk
song-cycle wonder; a wander through glimmering internal and external
landscapes.

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