Songs To Play

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Für seine Soloaktivitäten lässt sich Robert Forster gern viel Zeit: Sein fünftes Soloalbum "The Evangelist" erschien 2008 nach zwölf Jahren Pause, jetzt meldet sich der Co-Gründer der australischen Popband The Go-Betweens bereits nach sieben Jahren zurück. Auf "Songs To Play" präsentiert Forster, der nebenbei als Produzent (u. a. John Steel Singers, Halfway), Musikkritiker und Nachlassverwalter der Go-Betweens tätig ist, zehn sehr unterschiedliche Songs. Die Aufnahmen fanden in einem analogen Studio auf einem Berggipfel in der Nähe von Brisbane unter Beteiligung einiger junger Musiker statt: den vielseitigen Multiinstrumentalisten Scott Bromley und Luke McDonald (von The John Steel Singers), Matt Piele (der Schlagzeuger seiner Tour- Band) sowie der Geigerin und Sängerin Karin Baumler. Für Forster ist "Songs To Play" ein Neuanfang. Nach den meditativen, nachdenklichen Tönen auf "The Evangelist" hören wir mutigere, wildere Klänge, die von einer Aufbruchstimmung beseelt zu sein scheinen.


Brand new solo album from acclaimed Go-Betweens founder. Seven years since Robert Forster's last album The Evangelist (2008). Seven years since one of Australia's most respected singer-songwriters released what was widely regarded as his best solo album, and one that more than lived up to the many high points of his legendary band The Go-Betweens. Seven years for fans and critics alike to ask, what the hell was he doing? Long time, musically speaking. Time for writing songs, time for gathering musicians, time spent preparing for what was to be the next chapter of his musical life - a refreshed creative direction that took shape as the new album Songs To Play. Ten very different Robert Forster songs recorded on a mountain top half an hour from his Brisbane home, in an analogue studio, with a troop of young musicians: talented multi-intrumentalists Scott Bromley and Luke McDonald (from The John Steel Singers), Matt Piele (drummer from his touring band), and violinist and singer Karin Baumler. The resulting album is really nothing like he's ever done before, although it retains many of the qualities we know from his songwriting: highly melodic, with incisive, witty lyrics attuned to real people and real lives. The surprise will be the spirit of the record, its sense of adventure and fun - especially after the meditative reflections of The Evangelist (recorded a year after the death of The Go-Betweens co-founder Grant McLennan). Seven years has brought a bolder, wilder approach to sound ... and a set of truly inspiring compositions. Pop songs. Five minute epics. A bossa nova tune. Singer-songwriter classics. Seven years in the making. And worth every minute.

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Songs To Play
FORSTER, ROBERT
Songs To Play
CD
TAP CD 229
€ 15.90



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