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nathan bowles

Plainly Mistaken

paradise of bachelors



cd

Released: 5th Oct 2018

£11.99


lp + download

Released: 5th Oct 2018

£19.99


On his playfully subversive fourth solo album, bowles extends his acclaimed banjo and percussion practice into the full-band realm for the first time, showcasing both delicate solo meditations and smouldering, swinging ensemble explorations.

a mixed mood of melancholy and merriment permeates Bowles' own compositions as well as the interpretive material, which draws from traditional Appalachian repertoires and the diverse songbooks of Julie Tippetts, Cousin Emmy, and Silver Apples. We hear his ever-restless roving between the poles of Appalachian and Piedmont string band traditions and ecstatic drone. He offers a cohesive crystallisation of his diverse work with Steve Gunn, Pelt, the Black Twig Pickers, and Jake Xerxes Fussell. “whatever the setting, bowles’ music is rarely less than seductive, the product of both a gifted multi-instrumentalist and restless cultural forager” 8/10 – uncut.

Plainly Mistaken

Tracklist

  1. Now If You Remember
  2. The Road Reversed
  3. Umbra
  4. Elk River Blues
  5. Ruby/In Kind I
  6. Girih Tiles
  7. Fresh & Fairly So
  8. In Kind II
  9. Stump Sprout