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Sven B. Schreiber
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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.
Ian Fairholm
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Ian Fairholm Beautiful, beautiful music. A bit like North Sea Radio Orchestra meets Kate Bush, but even that doesn't do it justice. THE album of 2011. Favorite track: The Slaughter of the Innocents.
Dan Sumption
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Dan Sumption Strange folk songs that are both technically brilliant and achingly beautiful. Quite unlike anything I've heard before. Favorite track: Little Boat.
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I feel 04:31
O Thou 07:11
It's Like 03:36
Lady Laurie 03:23
Little Boat 06:43
Lightships 01:45


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

Artwork by Pat Vale:



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