Tim Bowness will release his new solo album Late Night Lament next week. The album contains a collection of lush, atmospheric songs with a wide lyrical scope. Late Night Laments is the most intimate yet universal of Tim Bowness’s solo releases. The track I`m Better Now,
The album is 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.
Tim Bowness is primarily known as vocalist/cowriter with the band no-man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson. In addition to releasing seven studio albums and a documentary DVD with no-man, Bowness has worked with popular Italian artist Alice (on her Italian Top 20 album Viaggio In Itali, Mercury Prize nominated Banco De Gaia, Robert Fripp, Peter Hammill, Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera and many others. The track The Other Side,
Tim Bowness recorded the album Flame (1994) with Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree/ex-Japan), co-produced/co-wrote the acclaimed Talking With Strangers (2009) for Judy Dyble (exFairport Convention), and has had a long-term collaborative partnership with Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno/Karl Hyde).
Tim Bowness`s recent quartet of solo releases on InsideOutMusic/Sony have entered the official UK Top 5 Rock, Progressive, and Vinyl charts, as well as the official Scottish charts. Along with Steven Wilson, he is also the co-host of The Album Years, which has reached the Top 5 Music Podcast charts in over 25 countries (#1 in 10).
His most recent work is Late Night Laments (also released as a two-disc special edition with five additional tracks), a collection of lush, atmospheric songs with a wide lyrical scope marking the most intimate yet universal of Tim Bowness’s solo releases.
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 children’s author’s descent into madness.
Mixed by Steven Wilson and mastered by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout), the album – co-produced by Bowness and Brian Hulse – combines electronic soundscapes, acoustic instrumentation and unexpected rhythms in a tightly focused and emotionally charged entry in his increasingly impressive solo catalogue.
Tim Bowness –Late Night Laments (38:50)
Northern Rain (4.49)
I’m Better Now (3.52)
We Caught The Light (3.56)
The Hitman Who Missed (3.21)
Never A Place (4.41)
The Last Getaway (4.55)
Hidden Life (5.05)
One Last Call (4.15)
Line-up (on this recording)
Tim Bowness – vocals / backing vocals / synths 2, 9 / samples 2, 9 / ukuleles 4 / fx 2, 6
Brian Hulse – synths / keyboards / guitars / programmed drums / backing vocals 4 with:
Tom Atherton – vibraphone 1, 4, 5, 6, 9
Richard Barbieri – synths and synth solos 3, 7
Evan Carson – drums and percussion 1, 4
Colin Edwin – double bass 4, 5, 9
Alistair Murphy – dianatron 5
Kavus Torabi – glissando guitar and guitar solo 2 / backing vocals 4
Melanie Woods – backing vocals 1, 2, 4
Artwork by Jarrod Gosling .
The bonus disc on the CD edition features five unreleased pieces, four from the Late Night Laments sessions and one – featuring Peter Hammill and Adam Holzman – a Flowers At The Scene outtake.
Cheerleaders For The Damned (extras)
The Other Side (4.11)
Beauty In Decay (3.43)
Beyond The Firing Line (4.19)
Cheerleader For The Damned (2.52)
War Games By The Sea (3.00)
Tim Bowness – Late Night Lament