LABEL: Friendly Recordings
CAT NO: FRLPR003
1. All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre
2. The Last Sense To Leave Us
3. 36 Dramatic Situations
4. The Bells Of St Agnes
5. A Tragedy In The Tithe Barn
ALISON COTTON – Only Darkness Now
LP – Indies Exclusive Limited Edition Silver Vinyl
(*Only 300 Copies pressed in this edition)
With gliding viola and choral forces, Only Darkness Now is a more alive, peopled landscape than its predecessor. Moods remain contemplative, concerned with vivid, historical netherworlds and torments – we see this in extended album centrepiece ‘Behind the Spiderweb Gate‘ and in ‘In Solitude I Will Fade Away‘. However despite its title Only Darkness Now has a brighter expanse: Cotton layers viola, chimes and Omnichord – an electrical ghost-like medieval drone, alongside percussion, harmonium, piano & voice. This is a confident record, lifting Shirt of Lace by medieval revivalist Dorothy Carter, from Celtic lament to cathedral like grandeur.
Original cassette release on Bloxham Tapes and limited vinyl pressing by Cardinal Fuzz sold out instantly with little press. Coloured vinyl and altered artwork by Luke Drozd. for fans of Max Richter, Tony Conrad, The Unthanks and Laura Cannell.
See below for tracklisting…