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Artist
Lawrence English
ReleaseProduct
Cruel Optimism
Label
Room 40
Catalogue Number
RM470
Release Date
February 17, 2017

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Three years on from Wilderness of Mirrors, Lawrence English returns to the fold with an album that features, among others, Norman Westberg of Swans. The post-rock titans are an appropriate touchstone here - English’s ambiences are as wrought and grandiose as anything that band has produced, with big bass synths and cascades of reverb invoking a sense of majesty at nearly every turn. Icy and foreboding, the record sweeps you up in its huge washes of sound before cuts like ‘Requiem for a Reaper’ and ‘Negative Drone’ see the metaphorical clouds parting for moments of touching beauty.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Hard Rain Lawrence English feat. Thor Harris and Heinz Riegler 5:29 Buy
  2. 2 The Quietest Shore Lawrence English feat. Thor Harris 2:40 Buy

    The Quietest Shore

  3. 3 Hammering a Screw Lawrence English feat. Thor Harris and Norman Westberg 1:35 Buy

    Hammering a Screw

  4. 4 Crow Lawrence English feat. Tony Buck, Thor Harris and Norman Westberg 3:14 Buy
  5. 5 Requiem for a Reaper / Pillar of Cloud Lawrence English feat. Thor Harris, Heinz Riegler and Norman Westberg 3:19 Buy

    Requiem for a Reaper / Pillar of Cloud

  6. 6 Exquisite Human Microphone Lawrence English feat. Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Mats Gustafsson 3:10 Buy

    Exquisite Human Microphone

  7. 7 Object of Projection Lawrence English feat. Thor Harris, Chris Abrahams and Heinz Riegler 4:44 Buy

    Object of Projection

  8. 8 Negative Drone Lawrence English feat. Werner Dafeldecker, Thor Harris and Norman Westberg 4:17 Buy

    Negative Drone

  9. 9 Somnambulist Lawrence English feat. Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck, Thor Harris and Norman Westberg 5:58 Buy
  10. 10 Moribund Territories Lawrence English feat. Mats Gustafsson, Thor Harris, Heinz Riegler and Norman Westberg 4:22 Buy

    Moribund Territories

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