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Beautiful Desolation Limited Vinyl LP


Release Date: 20 March 2014

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Warners


PAUL THOMAS SAUNDERS Beautiful Desolation Limited Vinyl LP

Following two self-released EPs, Hove-based musician Paul Thomas Saunders makes his major label debut. Written, recorded, and produced alongside bandmate Max Prior, Saunders’ music is one of hazy atmospherics, and a mountainous, soaring vocal delivery. Recorded in the band’s then home, a hotel gatehouse on the outskirts of Leeds, “Beautiful Desolation” is as far removed from London’s music scene as he could keep it. His music’s glacial synth pulses sit awkwardly in shoehorning them into scenes and genre pockets, finding their influence primarily in the celestial electronic composer Vangelis. Saunders speaks of astral themes, and ‘scientists in the Atacama desert’ in Chile listening to the music when mapping a vision of what the album should sound like. It’s a vision he’s carefully sculpted and adhered to on the LP, a glacial, beguiling space-rock creation. Following a series of live shows alongside the likes of Frightened Rabbit, The Staves, Lanterns on the Lake and Bombay Bicycle Club, Paul Thomas Saunders will tour throughout the UK and Europe in 2014 with live dates to be announced imminently.

Featured Tracks:
Kawai Celeste
Good Women
Appointment In Samarra
Waking & Evening Prayers For Rosemary-Mai
In High Heels Burn It Down
Wreckheads & The Female Form
A Lunar Veteran's Guide To Re-Entry
Starless State Of The Moonless Barrow
Santa Muerte's Lightning & Flare
On Into The Night