PAUL SMITH (MAXÏMO PARK) & PETER BREWIS (FIELD MUSIC) ANNOUNCE FROZEN BY SIGHT
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ALBUM RELEASED 17TH NOVEMBER ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
Drawing inspiration from disparate musical and poetic sources, two Mercury Prize nominees have come together in a playful departure from their respective work with Field Music and Maxïmo Park.
Based around text from Paul Smith’s travel writings and Peter Brewis’s chamber-band arrangements, the pair have collaborated on a suite of songs, creating a restrained yet richly descriptive sound-world that echoes the works of master arranger Van Dyke Parks and poet Frank O’Hara.
Smith says,“We allowed the words to guide where the music was going in order to break free of more traditional pop structures.”Brewis: “We wanted to touch on a point somewhere between composition, songwriting and improvisation, but we also wanted to keep a sense of humour and a sense of the everyday”.
Frozen By Sight is released 17th November via Memphis Industries and can be pre-ordered now from www.frozenbysight.co.uk. Paul and Peter perform Frozen By Sight as a nine piece and will be announcing dates soon for late 2014 and the New Year.
Listen to album highlight Barcelona (at Eye Level) now
FROZEN BY SIGHT TRACKLISTING
Exiting Hyde Park Towers
Barcelona (At Eye Level)
L.A. Street Cleaner
A Town Called Letter
Mount Wellington Rises
Perth to Bunbury