This latest material bares Glissando's trademark of ethereal voices and tip-toing piano melodies but the overall sound is richer and more expansive. Epic swells of strings and guitars sore above the drones and field recordings to create an intense yet fragile noise. The dynamics of the new record are also apparent and through the use of an array of guests there is a new depth and ambition to Glissando that portrays the songs in their truest form. 'The World Without Us' moves slowly between dark shadows and into more hopeful territory throughout, it's not afraid to be silent when the moment arrives but it's also capable of enormous, echoing, choral and string crescendoes in one subtle movement.
released November 8, 2012
Elly May Irving (voice, piano), Richard Knox (gtr, organ, drones, field recordings, piano, voice, drums), Angela Chan (cello, viola, violin, glockenspiel, erhu), Lidwine (voice, harp), Frederic D. Oberland (reed organ, harmonium, bells, space echo, bowed pantophone, fender rhodes)
Aaron Martin (cello, bowed banjo, bowl), Tim Hay (gtr, bass, voice), Paul Elam (gtr), Alistair Hay (drums)
Richard Knox (b. 1980) is a musician, composer and artist living and working in Manchester, UK. Founding member of
Glissando, The Rustle of the Stars, A-Sun Amissa and Of Thread & Mist. More recently Knox has also been involved and performed live with Shield Patterns. He also formed and is still currently running the independent record label Gizeh Records....more