SKINSHAPE - Arrogance Is The Death Of Men - LP - Vinyl

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SKINSHAPE - Arrogance Is The Death Of Men - LP - Vinyl

SKINSHAPE - Arrogance Is The Death Of Men - LP - Vinyl

€22.99 €10.99


LABEL: Lewis Recordings


BARCODE: 804076044216



A1. Tomorrow
A2. Sound Of Your Voice
A3. Arrogance Is The Death Of Men
A4. The Eastern Connection
A5. Behind The Sun

B1. Another Day
B2. Losing My Mind
B3. Flight Of The Erhu
B4. Watching From The Shadows
B5. Outro

SKINSHAPE – Arrogance Is The Death Of Men

LP – Vinyl

Second album in less than a year from the prolific William Dorey. Skinshape returns with the witheringly, prophetically titled Arrogance is the Death of Men. Written and recorded between November 2019 and July 2020, Skinshape bids to recreate something akin to the ‘old style’ of Oracolo (2015) and Life and Love (2017). With Arrogance…, Will Dorey’s blueprint points to a simple formula, aligning a bank of fresh drum breaks recorded at the end of 2019 to whatever he had to hand, for a long player recorded in the majority at home due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Forever balanced between sweetness and a sigh, as per his position Behind the Sun, the Skinshape essence, intricate yet always reachable, at times tailored in a single session and sourcing archive bric-a-brac when required, is all around on the sweetly strummed Tomorrow and The Eastern Connection, featuring Ivan Kormanak on drums.

Maintaining an incisive knowledge of global sounds that keeps him in the filmic company of Khruangbin and El Michels Affair, Dorey’s listening to vintage Vietnamese music and Asian film scores provides the basis of Sound of Your Voice and Flight of the Erhu, starring Wan Pinchu on Erhu violin. Acutely aware of the world’s ongoing health crisis without preaching about the whys and wherefores, the title track and Losing My Mind reflect enforced confinement as tranquil songs of both quiet consideration yet powerful release. Dorey’s guitar pieces and wraith-like soul continue to flicker with fascination as Indian Summers and fireside retreats beckon, with Watching From The Shadows – about “standing up for yourself, and avoiding the limelight for your own good”– and Outro gently bringing the album to rest.