By shane on August 20 2012
Head over to Dalston Sound who have very kindly done an in depth roundup of the forwind releases to date that feature the hardest working man with a double bass and lapsteel we know - Peter Marsh!
By peter on August 6 2012
The new Fourth Page album (FWD08) is out today. Here's the press release...
This is the third release from Fourth Page and their second for Forwind. It's a live set recorded at St Leonard's Church in Shoreditch during the Forwindings mini-festival in late 2011 (previous releases were also recorded live, but without an audience).
This is possibly the group's most brooding and atmospheric work to date, sumptuously recorded in St Leonard's spacious acoustic by guitarist/vocalist Charlie Beresford. Joining him as usual are pianist Carolyn Hume, bassist Peter Marsh and percussionist Paul May for a suite of five spontaneously composed songs.
Reviews of the band's previous recordings have drawn comparisons with Mark Hollis, Robert Wyatt, classic Krautrock, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and even Schubert's Winterreise. There's probably a lot of truth in those comparisons, but it's the band's ability to take elements of jazz, minimalism and free improvisation and stitch them into stretched, hushed, dark songs before your ears that's the most remarkable thing about them. Clocking in at 37 minutes, this is a record where barely a note is wasted. We hope you like it.
The band are on tour at the moment You can listen to two pieces recorded a few days back here.
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By peter on June 22 2012
Fourth Page are on tour across the UK in August. Full dates are here. The band's third album 'Ticks and Moans' (recorded at last year's Forwindings event) will also appear on Forwind around the same time.
As a warm up to the tour the band play a special show alongside Elvers and cellist Hannah Marshall at Shoreditch Church on July 7th. Tickets available here.
By peter on March 19 2012
Plans are afoot for a batch of new releases for the end of March. Details will be announced shortly but it'll include a set of live recordings by an expanded Sonnamble line-up made in London and Vienna. Listen to a sneak preview here.
Another new addition are Dublin trio Dentistry, who describe themselves as having influences from Cage to Ambarchi; their album is an eclectic mix of improv and structure from electronics and live instrumentation, and is much more fun that that description might suggest...
Also there'll be a live recording from Fourth Page made at Forwindings last year which the band reckon is their best yet. Another sneak preview is here.
We're also working on another Forwindings event to be held at Shoreditch Church at around the same time; again, date to be announced...
By shane on July 6 2011
Quick - drive by - zooming piece of news this!
FWD05 - Fourth Page's 'Along the Weak Rope' has been added to our ever growing label section on wage killing website supreme boomkat!