microphones in the trees: the r.g. morrison

Thursday, May 18, 2006

the r.g. morrison

'Hailing from rural Devon, R.G.Morrison is a songwriter of intimate and unique calibre. In September 2005, Morrison contacted Johny Lamb (Thirty Pounds of Bone, Actress Hands, the small), and asked him to help record demo versions of his first three songs. “Night Falls’, ‘Ruder Me’, and ‘Funeral for a Foe’. Johny agreed and the two met at Johny’s home in Brighton. They spent an afternoon arranging the songs and recording them. So happy were they with the results, that they immediately began to talk about making an album.With the subsequent formation of the Drift Collective, and the inclusion of producer/ orchestrator Steve Grainger, The R.G.Morrison went to an empty church in the Cornish countryside and recorded an album on quarter inch tape on the 25th of October 2005. Under Steve’s direction they added a string trio and the album began to take shape.'

'Based in the English countryside, The R.G.Morrison has recorded a debut of breathtaking beauty. “Learning About Loathing” was recorded in a church in just one day, which is even more remarkable when you hear the depth of the record.'

las canciones de Learning about loathing empiezan y el tiempo no corre. a excepción de 'Funeral for a Foe' o la saltarina 'Kentucky's favourite son' es folk tradicional y sereno, bajo en fidelidad, cocinado a fuego muy lento y con una producción parecida a la de otros dos discos que me encantan, el de Viking Moses y el de David Thomas Broughton. ésa que se limita a dejar que las cosas sucedan pos sí solas. no es el disco del año pero 'Ruder me' es (hoy) la canción más dulce del mundo. ¿similitudes?...Nick Drake, Jose Gonzalez, Sparklehorse, Boduf Songs, M Ward o Elliott Smith.

aquí podéis escuchar samples de todas las canciones. también en myspace

2 comments:

rafa said...

y grabado en un día en una iglesia :O

adrián said...

no me apetece oír los samples, parece un disco especial como los dos que nombras, cae pronto (cuando acabe el de auto da fe).