26th February 2016
LP (via Gizeh Records)
Digital (via iTunes, Spotify, Google etc.)
'Hope' is the new album by Newcastle-based Brave Timbers, originally the solo-project of multi-instrumentalist Sarah Kemp. This is their second album following 2010’s ‘for every day you lost’, which quickly sold out its limited pressing. Sarah is joined on this album by Andrew Scrogham and together they recorded ‘Hope’ in a Victorian concert hall in Salford. Their music has also been featured on Second Language’s ‘Minute Papillon’ and ‘Music & Migration’ compilations alongside Peter Broderick, Vashti Bunyan, Hauschka and Dustin O’Halloran.
‘Hope’ is a reflective, pastoral album that carefully builds its ambient landscapes. These eleven instrumental compositions demonstrate the minimal clarity of Brave Timbers, the piano and violin circling one another, creating a sense of space and terrain. There’s also dreamy timelessness within the music’s flow and weave, from swimming in the isar’s gauzy atmospheres to the brittle warmth of the well worn path. ‘Hope’ has a purity and a simplicity which Brave Timbers bathe in a golden, spectral light.
REMIX ALBUM - SUBSCRIBERS ONLY
As a thank you to all subscribers to this second LCR series, your copies of the Brave Timbers album comes accompanied by a fantastic remix CD. A full album-length release, it features remixes of songs from 'Hope' by RxGibbs, Tobias Hellkvist, The Declining Winter, Fieldhead, The Green Kingdom, seamajesty and Summer NIght Air. It's not too late to become a subscriber - order here.
LP VERSION VIA GIZEH RECORDS
This album is a co-release with Gizeh Records. We are releasing the CD and digital versions, but if you prefer you can order the LP format here. The tracks are the same.
UNCUT: "8/10. A well-intentioned idealism reminiscent of Dustin O' Halloran's Emmy-winning Transparent soundtrack."
RECORD COLLECTOR: "Beautiful and measured. 4/5."
A CLOSER LISTEN: “Sings of storms passing, darkness dissipating, the promise of brighter days."
SOUNDBLAB: "Will anaesthetise pain and dispel any worries".
1. sun through leaves
2. swimming in the isar
4. seasons past
6. a break in the clouds
7. the well worn path
8. hands in the earth
9. after the rain
10. first light
11. in the long grass
ABOUT THE PACKAGING
LCR007 comes housed in LCR's standard hand-printed letterpress packaging and includes a numbercard unique to each copy. Subscribers also a receive a free remix album CD.