Wednesday, 4 January 2012
My Glass World debut album 'Book One' out March 12th (The Jam pianist & composer Jamie Telford and cellist Dinah Beamish)...
My Glass World
Debut album 'Book One'
1. Oberon (single out now available on Itunes)
2. For Yat
3. My Glass World
4. The Don Draper Song
7. Blood Like Mercury
10. Dark Matter
11. For The Longest Time
Rel. March 12th 2012 (CD/Digital)
References: Owen Pallett, The Divine Comedy, Scott Walker
My Glass World are virtuoso duo Jamie Telford and Dinah Beamish. Their work – haunting, joyous, wry, but always beautiful – is the first collaboration of its kind between them. Born in Border country, it’s a project that blurs boundaries, and marks the point where two wildly different musical animals meet.
Jamie’s songwriting is the culmination of a freewheeling career steeped in all forms of music-making. He has recorded with The Jam and a host of other bands of all shapes and sizes. He has composed music for advertising, film and the theatre – and turned his talents to contemporary classical music. He has trained as an architect, studied music and composition, acted, run his own label, and run his own business. And he has written music for his hometown in the Scottish Borders, where he still performs every year with local flute and bagpipe bands – and where My Glass World go to think, drink, write, and rehearse.
Cellist Dinah, a regular performer with Jools Holland’s Hootenanny band, has played for everyone from small quartets to the Royal Philarmonic, from bands like Eternal to West End musicals and to the Moscow City Ballet. She has been director of both the Electra Strings and Brilliant Strings groups – ensembles who feature in the work of everyone from Zero 7 to The Stereophonics, and from Nick Drake to filmmaker Derek Jarman. And she has travelled to India to learn Raga from Indian masters, which she has adapted for cello.
Now Jamie and Dinah are teaming up for the first time to create a sound that mixes exquisite melody, raw emotion – and a cool, quirky wit that ranges freely over everything from Mad Men and Shakespeare to politics and (meta)physics. The result is reassuringly wise and refreshingly weird: songs in the key of life and death, from a duo who have always ploughed their own distinctive furrow.
Posted by Bangs at 1/04/2012 02:35:00 pm