Forthcoming Album: ‘Trio’
4th April 2013
Autumnsongs Records are proud to present ‘Trio‘, the new double album from Rhys Marsh And The Autumn Ghost.
After releasing three critically-acclaimed albums, including two on Termo Records — home to White Willow, Judy Dyble & Wobbler — Marsh decided to form a live band to promote last year’s release, ‘The Blue Hour‘, an album which brought woodwind & brass quartets into a beautifully-atmospheric & progressive setting, creating what was best described as ‘chamber-prog’.
Marsh wanted to reinterpret the songs, rather than replicate them, so the line-up he chose featured two exciting multi-instrumentalists from the psychedelic Trondheim-based band, Flashback Caruso.
Rhys Marsh — voice, electric guitar
Ole Kristian Malmedal — electric piano, voice
Anders Bjermeland — drums, voice
Their concerts were so warmly received, that the band decided they needed to capture the energy & spontaneity, for which they’d become known for on stage, onto tape. They chose to record live in the studio, over the course of just two days — in as old-school a fashion as possible, with no click track, no headphones, no edits & no safety-net. Just the three of them, playing together & feeding off each other. What you hear is exactly what happened during those two days.
The only overdubs were their vocals, along with the flute of Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (Jaga Jazzist / Motorpsycho).
Featuring a selection of songs from the three Autumn Ghost records, dramatically rearranged for this new ensemble, plus a brand new instrumental track, ‘Watch The Sky Fall‘, ‘Trio‘ captures the band at the height of its power — improvising as if their lives depend on it, taking risks & seeing how far they can push themselves & each other, to spectacular results.
“You’ll have to look far to find a group that’s this dynamic. It’s difficult to place the music in a specific genre. I might put them somewhere between Anekdoten, Storm Corrosion and Crosby, Stills & Nash. In addition to the beautiful moods, I really appreciate their ability to take their time. They use all the instruments for what they are worth, and create some wonderful audio landscapes. The band is incredibly tight, especially their three-part harmonies, which are used as a spice here and there.”
“Interaction, passion versus stringency, delivery, communication and precision left the crowds breathless.”
Norway Rock Magazine
‘Trio‘ will be released on Autumnsongs Records, on the 29th April, 2013.
Available on double CD from Burning Shed & digitally from iTunes.
1. Wooden Heart [7:46]
2. I Watched, As You Disappeared [6:03]
3. All Light Fades [5:31]
4. And I Wait [13:35]
1. Watch The Sky Fall [10:22]
2. The Place Where You Lay [5:29]
3. Divide In Silence [4:51]
4. The Movements Of Our Last Farewell [11:40]