Read a new interview with Tim – including discussion of collaborations and future projects.
Originally released in 2002, California, Norfolk was the debut album from Tim Bowness (no-man/Henry Fool) and Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno/Karl Hyde).
Burning Shed’s first ever official cd release, available online only, the album quickly sold out and has been available for inflated prices on Ebay for the best part of a decade.
Combining electronic textures and found sounds with panoramic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the album’s synthesis of singer-songwriter intimacy and imaginative production values distinctively echoes aspects of The Blue Nile, Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson, Nick Drake, Peter Gabriel, and Brian Eno’s work.
From the orchestral sweep of Hostage to the cinematic ambition of the 10 minute Winter With You via the slow-building intensity of Days Turn Into Years, the album forms a coherent suite of musical short stories that rates amongst the duo’s strongest work.
Ballad Electronica, 21st Century Ambient Folk, or perhaps the soundtrack to the best film you’ve never seen, this 2013 double cd reissue features the original album (re-mastered by Michael Bearpark) plus Overstrand (a collection of alternate versions), unreleased material earmarked for a follow-up album, and an EP’s worth of live performances.
2013 Deluxe edition: Presented in a deluxe dvd-sized digi-book, which includes sleeve notes by Tim Bowness and Peter Chilvers in addition to previously unseen artwork by Carl Glover.
Pre-order for 28th October release. All pre-order copies come with an exclusive signed postcard. A free download of the alternative version of the 10 minute track Winter With You is now available on the pre-order link.
Listen to post-its from the 2013 deluxe edition of California, Norfolk