JOHNSTON, JAMES / GULLICK, STEVE

WE TRAVEL TIME (GOD UNKOWN RECORDS)

JOHNSTON, JAMES / GULLICK, STEVE - WE TRAVEL TIME 145058
Format:
1 CD
Release:
07.05.2021
Label:
GOD UNKOWN RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
145058
Barcode:
5902693143970
James Johnston (Gallon Drunk / Nick Cave / PJ Harvey) and Steve Gullick (renowned music photographer) are pleased to announce their new album out on the 26th Feb 2021.

It's a dark but beautiful trip. After working together on an art show in late 2019, the idea of making music again immediately resurfaced.

Without any firm strategy, Johnston and Gullick began recording, unprompted, drawing upon a shared love of noise, folk, and classical.

After the first tracks began to evolve, however, they knew they'd unearthed something compelling and fresh, not to mention unexpectedly mysterious.

This became WE TRAVEL TIME. The result is a deceptively crafted album that slowly reveals - and, more importantly, embraces - beauty in its cracks.

Piano, voice, violin and guitar create a drifting haze, with the focus on these acoustic elements forging an imagined soundtrack which offers echoes of Big Star, Nico, Lee Hazlewood and Palace Brothers, as well as the gentle, haunting influence of contemporary minimal classical.

Ambient sounds - birds, rain, cars, clocks, distant voices - also drift in and out, melting into the music's fabric via windows left open during the early 2020 heatwave.

WE TRAVEL TIME, nonetheless, resists definition, remaining enigmatically timeless.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. FIRST LIGHT
  • 1.2. BLUE RIDER
  • 1.3. SEVEN SEAS
  • 1.4. POISED TO FALL
  • 1.5. WHEN I'M DOWN
  • 1.6. STORMY SEA 02:00
  • 1.7. BIG STAR FALLS
  • 1.8. JOHN
  • 1.9. IDIOT MOON
  • 1.10. SWING ME
  • 1.11. WE SAIL WE TRAVEL TIME