Sven B. Schreiber
Wow... this is a kind of music I don't come across every day! It's spanning a couple of genres at the same time, such as folk rock, neo-classical chamber music, avantgarde, and - maybe most prominently - post-minimalism. Does it deserve the rarely-to-be-awarded attribute "masterpiece"? Well, I'd say - yes, for sure!
Favorite track: We are leaves.
A collection of intimate songs of love and the sea bringing the energy of firefly burning's live performance onto record. Drawing on javanese gamelan, guitars, cello, violin, voice, gongs and piano, Lightships ranges from the folk-pop of 'Lady Laurie' evoking the muggy haze of a city summer night, to the epic seascape of the North Cornwall coast which colour ‘Little Boat’ and the minimalist fantasy ‘Arthur and the Great Element’.
released July 2, 2012
All music by firefly burning
Recorded and mixed at The Limehouse Recording Studio, London, August - December 2010 except ‘Little Boat', recorded at Glyndebourne and mixed at Yellow Fish Studios December 2009 by Matt Farrar
Produced by Jamie Orchard-Lisle and Jack Ross
Engineered by Joel Davies
Mastered by Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering
Ah, why didn't I buy this earlier? Has been on my wishlist since it's release and Bad Elephant Music's sampler and ongoing sales campaign luckily triggered the buy.
Tags given are post-progressive and post-rock, but the music feels much lighter than I usually associate with those tags. Quite song-oriented, indeed. Great music, great vocals. Carsten Pieper