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Friday, July 31, 2009

Message to Bears – Departures (2009) (AWESOME !!!)

Genre : Electronica, Folk, Acoustic, Ambient, Experimental, UK

Tracklist :

1.Running Through Woodland
2.Hidden Beneath
3.Pretend To Forget
6.At The Top Of This Hill
9.Find Our Way Home
10.Lost Birds

"Full length CD album from Jerome aka Message to Bears, Oxfords premiere ambient folker. Here he brings us 10 tracks of his gorgeous acoustic guitar driven melancholy, beginning with the the aptly titled “Running Through Woodland”, the track sets a menacing pace with layers of guitars and cellos. “Hidden Beneath” is driven by a stomping pulse and delightful percussion.

Plenty of glock action and viola sweeps, uplifting choral vocals and delicate piano lines, this is Jerome at his finest yet, showcasing a brilliant melodic ability, combining classical instrumentation into a folk/pop structure taking cues from bands such as Explosions in the Sky.

This is an album that will leave you speechless every time you listen as you uncover new hidden details, textures and melodies.

500 copies on PRO REPLICATED CD (not CDR) housed in an arigato pak, with insert. Hand numbered, each with an individual old photograph and all wrapped in brown paper, hand stamped and tied with string, which perfectly compliments the music."

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