P J PHILIPSON
Release date: 20th July 2018
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.
‘PEAKS’ (LCR Records, 2014)
METRO: "A masterpiece."
ROCK-A-ROLLA: "Rich, continuous yarns of drone and arpeggiation.The earthly virtuosity of James Blackshaw comes to mind when the FX are scarce enough to let the finger-plucking come through, while those smeared organ tones stride down the aisles like a wedding hymn written by Stars of the Lid."
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS:“‘Peaks’ creates panoramic post-rock from the verdant greenery of England in much the same way Sigur Ros do with the Icelandic fjords. One of 2014's most beguiling releases."
TEXTURA: "Powerfully evocative, it carves out an individualized soundworld that is reflective and often hymnal."
ABOUT THE PACKAGING
LCR011 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.