Seabuckthorn – Turns
American label Lost Tribe Sound have consistently released high-quality material over the last few years quality output from artists such as William Ryan Fritch, Western Skies Motel and Part Timer to name but a few.
The latest release sees the return of British artist Seabuckthorn (Andy Cartwright) who also released an EP with the label last year, ‘I Could See The Smoke‘. The follow-up release is an album entitled ‘Turns‘ which is a brooding set of guitar-focused compositions which picks up from where Andy left off in his 2015 record ‘They Haunted Most Thickly‘ yet with a set of new ideas and also, accompanied on occasion with fellow label artist William Ryan Fritch playing Double Bass.
‘Turns‘ sees the guitar take centre stage, with intricate acoustic notes trickling as cinematic swathes of strings and orchestral noise shimmer. On occasion, the strings are more prominent to create a variation and help weave a story. If you enjoyed Western Skies Motel’s ‘Settlers’ and you also enjoyed Richard Skelton’s ‘Marking Time’ or ‘Landings‘ then this is something that’s likely to really grab you. The title track ‘Turns‘ is left until the end as the album plays out, with Andy’s guitar here at its most emotive and evocative; if you listen to the album from start to finish, when this track plays the effect it will have on you will be simply immense. Highly recommended.
This record will be released on the 21st of April 2017 and you can preview/pre-order HERE