|Lush, atmospheric songs with a wide lyrical scope and an impressive guest list
Format: Album / Cat No: 19439783221 / Released: 28/08/2020
Track Listing: LP - Side 1: 1. Northern Rain (4.49) / 2. Iím Better Now (3.52) / 3. Darkline (3.57) / 4. We Caught The Light (3.56) / 5. The Hitman Who Missed (3.21)
LP - Side 2: 1. Never A Place (4.41) / 2. The Last Getaway (4.55) / 3. Hidden Life (5.05) / 4. One Last Call (4.15)
CD: 1. Northern Rain (4.49) / 2. Iím Better Now (3.52) / 3. Darkline (3.57) / 4. We Caught The Light (3.56) / 5. The Hitman Who Missed (3.21) / 6. Never A Place (4.41) / 7. The Last Getaway (4.55) / 8. Hidden Life (5.05) / 9. One Last Call (4.15)
More information: A collection of lush, atmospheric songs with a wide lyrical scope, Late Night Laments is the most intimate yet universal of Tim Bownessís solo releases.
Mixed by his long-term No-Man partner Steven Wilson and mastered by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout), exceptional performances come from an impressive cast of supporting musicians including Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Kavus Torabi, Melanie Woods, Tom Atherton and Evan Carson.
Combining electronic soundscapes, acoustic instrumentation and unexpected rhythms, Late Night Laments is a tightly focused and emotionally charged entry in Bownessís increasingly impressive solo catalogue.
Contrasting with the sensuous beauty of the music, the frequently dark lyrical themes include meditations on generational divides, ideologically motivated violence, social exclusion, and a much-loved childrenís authorís mental breakdown.
The bonus disc on the CD edition features five unreleased pieces, four from the album sessions and one - featuring Peter Hammill and Adam Holzman - a Flowers At The Scene outtake.
The albumís detailed artwork is by Jarrod Gosling (I Monster/Regal Worm). Co-produced by Bowness and Brian Hulse.
180g black vinyl edition in gatefold cover with insert and CD.