The new album – 2CD special edition
Three Fact Fader, Engineers’ second album was released last year on Kscope to widespread critical acclaim. The band now return with In Praise of More, their new album and their first with their new line-up.Mark Peters has moved to guitar and has been replaced by Daniel Land on bass and Matthew Linley has joined on drums. In addition to this respected solo artist Ulrich Schnauss, who had previously played keyboards live with the band has joined as full time member.
Although the majority of the songs on In Praise of More were recorded by Mark, with the assistance of Dave Potter, Ulrich was on hand to offer advice and point out ways to make what were essentially home recordings sound as stately and elegant as they do. Taking in everything from the synth-heavy krautpop of To An Evergreen to the autumnal acoustic folk of There Will Be Time and the wintery piano instrumental Nach Hause, the album strips back the layers of sound that characterised the band’s previous releases, but remains just as powerful. One of the highlights, the beautifully understated Twenty Paces, which blends The Blue Nile with almost jazz-like rhythms, is the first track that Mark and Ulrich co-produced.
The 2CD set also features an instrumental version of the album and is available from the Kscope store now.
Here is the promo for ‘In Praise of More’, the first single taken from the new album, filmed and edited by Peter Breen in 2 days!
The In Praise of More mini-site is now online at www.kscopemusic.com/engineers.
The mini-site features album info, downloads and more along with the chance to download a free MP3 of the title track.
Critical acclaim for In Praise of More:
This is an album damp with tears, slightly shaken by angst and should be given to most UK bands around at the moment to use as an example in making an album that is a joy to behold.
Words by Chris Todd
for the full review, read this web page