Stranger Inside, the new solo album from Richard Barbieri is out now.
Spanning four decades, Richard Barbieri’s eclectic musical career has encompassed innovative contributions to Japan in the 1980s and contemporary worldwide success with Porcupine Tree.
Following the artistic and critical success of his 2005 debut album Things Buried, Stranger Inside further develops Barbieri’s unique approach to texture, harmony and rhythm.
Writing and producing the album himself, the album includes contributions from long-term creative partners Steve Jansen (mixing/ co-arranging), Steven Wilson (mastering), Gavin Harrison (drums) and the legendary double bass player, Danny Thompson (currently enjoying renewed acclaim as part of the reformed Pentangle). In addition the album features the sampled voices of Tim Bowness (No-Man) and Suzanne Barbieri.
The CD comes in digipack artwork by Carl Glover and Luigi Colasanti.
To download a FREE track from Stranger Inside, download desktops and more, go to the mini-site at www.kscopemusic.com/richardbarbieri/strangerinside
All Fall Down
Stranger Inside is also available to download from the following stores:
[audio:Stranger Inside Album Sampler.mp3]
Also released this week is the 2CD edition of the new Nosound album Lightdark.
Formed in Italy in 2001, Giancarlo Erra’s Nosound creates a seductive and original fusion of elements of Progressive, Ambient and Post Rock.
Regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the most interesting up and coming alt/art rock bands in Europe, Lightdark sees the Nosound identity evolve into something even more focused and powerful.
Lightdark inventively combines influences from ’70s psychedelia, ’80s/’90s ambient and contemporary alt/progressive rock.
Recorded in Italy, England and the US throughout 2006 and 2007, the album develops further the promise of debut album Sol29 and exhibits a stronger group identity which reveals a greater contrast between atmospheric detail and the walls of sound created by the band on stage.
Highlights include the 15 minute epic From Silence to Noise, the ethereal The Misplay (with cellist Marianne DeChastelaine), and the epic piano/mellotron driven ballad Someone Starts To Fade Away (which features No-Man’s Tim Bowness on vocals).
This 2 disc edition of the album includes an exclusive five track bonus disc including the video for Lightdark.
About Butterflies And Children
From Silence To Noise
Someone Starts To Fade Away
Like The Elephant?
You Said ‘I Am.’
Lightdark (Enhanced Video Track)
The Lightdark mini-site is now online at www.kscopemusic.com/nosound. The site features the video for Kites, a downloadable 15 minute sample of the album, including The Misplay (Instrumental Coda) & From Silence To Noise recorded live, as well as desktop and mobile phone downloads and other audio samples.
Lightdark is also available to download from the following stores: