Songs From The Ghost Light
By turns beautiful and brutal, familiar and unexpected, Songs From The Ghost Light is a companion release to Tim Bowness’s acclaimed Inside Out label albums, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams (2014), Stupid Things That Mean The World (2015) and Lost In The Ghost Light (2017).
Comprising an eclectic combination of radical re-imagings, live performances and atmospheric outtakes, the 34 minute mini-album collects songs relating to the Lost In The Ghost Light concept (which revolves around the onstage and backstage reflections of a fictional ‘classic’ Rock musician in the twilight of his career).
Lost in the Ghost Light
Mixed & mastered by Steven Wilson, the album utilises a core band comprising Stephen Bennett (Henry Fool), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief), Hux Nettermalm (Paatos) and Andrew Booker (Sanguine Hum), and is also joined by guests including Kit Watkins (Happy The Man/Camel), Steve Bingham (No-Man) and the legendary Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull). Andrew Keeling (Robert Fripp/Hilliard Ensemble/Evelyn Glennie) arranges for string quartet and flute on three of the album’s songs.
Tim’s album with Peter Chilvers from 2002.
“Part balladry, part ambient, part soundscape – think of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon as processed by Brian Eno.”
“A haunting and delicate album.″
Stupid Things That Mean The World
“An album of quite outstanding brilliance. Sublime.”
Echoes And Dust
“Loaded with longing and bursting with violin flourishes, it’s classically Bownessian.″
“So few of Tim Bowness’s peers show the same level of artistic integrity and fearlessness.″
Buy the album from Burning Shed on double CD and vinyl.
Abandoned Dancehall Dreams
“This is a cinematic, contemporary classic, big as a planet but all the more affecting for it’s subtlety and restraint”.
Classic Rock Magazine
“Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’… is arch art-progger Bowness’s masterpiece, which is saying something, and a contender as the triumph of 2014″
Prog Magazine The album is available to buy physically from Burning Shed on double CD and vinyl.