Album Notes

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Visit the newly launched Tim Bowness album notes blog. The site will contain Tim’s thoughts, memories and reflections on albums that he has recorded with no-man, his solo releases plus collaborations with Peter Chilvers, Samuel Smiles and others. The first album notes are for Tim’s debut solo release, My Hotel Year plus two key no-man albums, Speak and Flowermouth.

November 2009

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Tim has recently reconvened with Samuel Smiles (Peter Chilvers and Michael Bearpark) for the first time in nine years. The trio has recorded an album’s worth of songs by Tim’s pre-no-man band, Plenty. The material has been subject to a radical overhaul in most cases. Recorded live, it’s expected that the songs will be subject to some overdubs and post-production, … Read More

August 2009

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Tim took part in the Judy Dyble – talking with strangers launch event on 27th August 2009. Judy performed songs from the talking with strangers album, alongside Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Tim Bowness and Alistair Murphy. The evening also featured Tim playing a set of no-man songs.

May 2009

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Memories Of Machines Memories Of Machines is the name of the new band Tim has formed with Nosound’s Giancarlo Erra. Involving contributions from Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jim Matheos (OSI/Fates Warning) and members of the No-Man and Nosound live bands, the band’s debut album was recorded over a three year period in New York, … Read More

April 2009

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no-man – wherever there is light Acting as a bridge between No-Man’s elegiac 2008 return Schoolyard Ghosts and the forthcoming live concert DVD Mixtaped, Wherever There Is Light is a strictly limited edition CD release. From Schoolyard Ghosts, the poignant title track features an incredible guest performance from US pedal steel legend Bruce Kaphan (American Music Club/Red House Painters). The … Read More

March 2009

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Tim appears on the bonus disc of the new OSI album, Blood, on the co-written track, No Celebrations. OSI is an American Rock band consisting of Jim Matheos (Fate’s Warning) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, ex-Dream Theater). Porcupine Tree’s Gavin Harrison and Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt also appear on the album.

February 2009

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The Tim Bowness/Peter Chilvers album California, Norfolk will be re-issued in an expanded format via Burning Shed in the Spring of 2009. The 2009 re-issue will be a 2-disc version, with California, Norfolk (plus two videos) on disc one, whilst disc two consists of Winterton (acoustic sessions EP) and Overstrand.

January 2009

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no-man Work on the forthcoming live DVD, Mixtaped, has now been completed. More interviews have been conducted for Richard Smith’s No-Man documentary and both DVDs are still on course for a Spring 2009 release. Tim & Steven have also been working on two new no-man pieces, Death Was California & Counting. These tracks may appear as extras on the forthcoming … Read More

October 2008

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Seven years after its debut album, Henry Fool, the band has very nearly completed its follow-up, Album Number Two. Over five hours worth of material has been written since the debut release, which encompasses structured studio instrumentals, live improvisations and more conventional song-orientated compositions. Once more, the band’s sound takes in aspects of contemporary Post Rock, 1970s Progressive Rock, ECM … Read More

September 2008

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Rajna’s album Duality, featuring Tim on 3 tracks, has been released on French label Holy Records (and will be released by US label Projekt later in the year). Rajna create an atmospheric music that blends elements of Ambient, World and Dark Wave musics. The tracks featuring Tim are the following: We Are The Echoes (written by Bowness/Rajna, arranged and produced … Read More