Tombland Alexander Carson
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- 3Fool's Gold05:12
- 6More and More Morendo03:07
- 7Wait What03:12
- 9Cloud Burst03:04
Info for Tombland
Alexander Carson is a neoclassical, downtempo, composer and songwriter based in London, UK. Carson spent the better part of 7 years as the lead singer, and songwriter for genre-fluid quintet Wooden Arms and released his debut album Ellipsism 1 year ago!
Norwich born neoclassical, down tempo, composer and songwriter Alexander Carson, who spent the better part of 7 years as the lead singer and songwriter for genre-fluid quintet Wooden Arms, is set to release his brand new solo record.
Titled Tombland, this semi-improvised piano led instrumental record follows on from 2019's debut album Ellipsism. Set for release on February 20 via Diversion Records, Carson will also release the first single from the record, titled Porous, on January 31.
Tombland was pieced together over just two recording sessions at Carson's home studio and was an exercise in not over-thinking composition. The improvised sketches of material were edited together weeks after the recording to allow some distance between the initial point of creation and completion.
This method was used with the hope to allow Carson objectivity in the recording of the album. It can be hard to gleam meaning from instrumental tracks but the record is essentially a love letter to a sense of home. Home in this instance is half Norwich, where Carson grew up, and the other half is Scotland - Carson's hereditary home.
The record's cover image is a nod to this and depicts a waterfall outside of Strathyre - photographed by long-time collaborator and friend Edward Cann.
Alexander Carson, piano
is a neoclassical, downtempo, composer and songwriter based in London UK. Carson spent the better part of 7 years as the lead singer, and songwriter for genre-fluid quintet Wooden Arms.
"It rings very true to me...Very sad, and very beautiful." - Guy Garvey (Elbow) BBC6 Music
““Lovers” is a perfect blend of modern songwriting and classical musicianship.” - Line of Best Fit
“Sounding at times like an Irish prayer and others a bit Bowie-ish, but never dull or less challenging.” - Where the Music Meets
“The fragile vocals and piano playing are unmistakably Alex – a distinctive timbre and delicate working of the keys that always reminds slightly of Anthony and the Johnsons” - Outline Magazine
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