The mysterious pop duo from UK, Misophone has crafted a myriad of songs that are like postcards delivered from unknown town of 100 years ago. Having released several albums from Swedish label Kning Disk and French label Another Record, this time, they release their 5th official album from the Japanese label that has been collecting sad songs from all over the world.
"Another Lost Night" contains songs that they have written and recorded over the past years. Collections of the songs finally found out their place and in the end, this is most quiet and beautiful album they have ever released.
Deep lyrics and ghostly fragile vocal by M.A Welsh and magic melodies and harmonies from hundreds of instruments like violin, piano, mellotron, ukulele, harmonium by S.Herbert who is a multi-instrumentalist as well as an instrument inventor. As they call their music "kitchen sink folk", they know all about home recording so that the atmosphere of their songs is always original, like an old film sound track.
You can imagine the phenomenal combination of Moondog and early American folk and gypsy music, travelled through time to the Victorian era, they are crafting a nostalgic pop fantasy.
French singer songwriter Alone with King Kong contributed some squalling trombone on 'Let Us Go Then You And I'. In addition an American singer Aubben Renee sings a ghostly harmony on 'Held the Hand'. Claire Pugh, a British singer also singson 'After It Got Dark'.
Including 2 cover songs 'Dirty Girl' by Eels and 'Held the Hand' by Daniel Johnston.
01. Blue Bird
02. I Don’t Like What I See
03. Dirty Girl
04. Another Lost Night
05. Love Is a Blue Bottle Fly (It Violates A Room And Makes Children Cry)
06. Held the Hand
07. Let Us Go Then You And I
08. Dawning of An Old Era
09. The Sincerest Form of Flattery
10. After It Got Dark
11. The Sun Burns Our Skin
12. North Cumbrian Ukulele Song
13. To Lucy, Not Knowing Why
CD version will include bonus CD-R called "Laughing at the Moon" (15 tracks album). Songs from the albums "At the Water", "From beyond the Bridge", "I Sleep Like the Dead" and a number even earlier recordings have been found.
released July 19, 2012
All songs by M.A. Welsh and S. Herbert.
Except ‘Dirty Girl’ by Mark Oliver Everett and ‘Held the Hand’ by Daniel Johnston.
Produced by M.A. Welsh and S. Herbert.
Mastered by naph (ambiencephono)