LCR are proud to announce the new album by P J Philipson, the follow-up to his highly acclaimed (and sold-out) 2014 album ‘Peaks’ that became a firm favourite of Gideon Coe and Stuart Maconie on BBC 6 Music.
‘Linotopia’ is an album of dreamy, spatial guitar music in which electric and acoustic instruments, tone generators and the occasional field recording have been modified through dynamic, time and spatial processes to form fluid harmonic shapes and juddering rhythmic layers. This studio and production expertise is allied to a powerful melodic sensibility at the core of Philipson’s instinctive playing.
Inspiration for the album has been found in the former Linotype Works on the edge of the Manchester suburbs, Gaston Bachelard’s writing in ‘The Poetics of Space’, and the music of Vini Reilly, Manuel Göttsching, Conny Veit and Steve Reich amongst others.
Peter Philipson has been making sounds using guitars in his home city of Manchester for over 20 years and for the last six years has been playing guitar for Jane Weaver (Fire Records) on her two latest albums and live shows.
BBC 6MUSIC - airplay on Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone and Gideon Coe.
DELUSIONS OF ADEQUACY: "Glistening, chirruping electronics, plaintive Durutti Column-referencing ruminations and soothing Labradford-meets-Rothko minimalism. A distinctively austere yet humane collection."
TONESHIFT: "He wields his instrument in foreign ways, often unrecognizable as a piece of wood with strings, and 'Linotopia' is proof positive that transformations so profound come with a sensitive grace and maximum impact."
SOUNDBLAB: "A reverberating, hypnotic style that lends itself well to concentration or meditation."
‘PEAKS’ (LCR Records, 2014)
METRO: "A masterpiece."
ROCK-A-ROLLA: "Rich, continuous yarns of drone and arpeggiation."
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS:“One of 2014's most beguiling releases."
ABOUT THE PACKAGING
LCR012 comes housed in LCR's standard hand-printed letterpress packaging (printed by Red Plate Press) with CD wrap and digital collage cover by K. Craig.