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Dorothy Limited Coloured Vinyl LP


Label: Bookshop Records
Release Date: 12 May 2017
Format: LP Vinyl

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Diagrams Dorothy Limited Coloured Vinyl LP

How can it be that a man and a woman, living oceans apart on opposite sides of the world, whose ages span the generations, unite in one similar vision? On Dorothy, Diagrams’ Sam Genders and 90-year-old Washington State-based poet, Dorothy Trogdon explore science and nature through a unique collaboration. It’s a beautiful album that spans space, distance and time, and shows there is much to learn from other generations.

An album of aching melodies, thoughtful lyrics and charming arrangements that appear to freeze-frame moments in time, Dorothy is perhaps, Diagrams’ most traditional chapter of songwriting to date. It is a rich tapestry of folk-inspired songs, yet through combined layers of sonic elements, ignites a sparkling chemical reaction owed to the world of science. On ‘It’s Only Light,’ manipulated field recordings of Orcas Island weave throughout, resembling tiny particles whizzing around before hitting the ears. “Particle physics is one of those areas that touches on both the scientific and the magical. I love the idea that nothing we see is actually there in the sense we believe it to be,” Sam says. “Perhaps one day particle physics will help us unlock the mystery of what consciousness actually is.”

Pieced together like a meticulously crafted jigsaw over 4 days in drummer Rob Wilks’ studio in Kent, Dorothy features instinctive arrangements from Kelly Pratt (St Vincent, David Byrne, Arcade Fire, Beirut) and Diagrams regulars Sam Ewens, Danyal Dhondy and Astra Forward. On production duties Sam enlisted Kristofer Harris (Smoke Fairies, Clock Opera) for his wonderfully warm analogue style as well as the light skittering electronics of former Tunng and Throws colleague Mike Lindsay (Speech Debelle, Low Roar). “I knew Mike would bring something special to the final stages of the process,” says Sam, “and working with Dorothy has been a real inspiration. For me ‘Dorothy’ is all about being inspired and having a sense of wonder about the world around and within us.”

Featured Tracks:
1. Under the Graphite Sky
2. It's Only Light
3. I Tell Myself
4. Everything
5. Motherboard
6. Crimson Leaves
7. Wild Grasses
8. Winter River
9. Under the Graphite Sky (poem)
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