Birds Through Fire
Kurosawa - Your Star Has Fallen Over Standard CD - $US 15.00
Paul Cartwright - Tenderpad Standard CD - $US 15.00
“ an evocative, passionate and powerful release by an international collective “. Packaged in an attractive gatefold sleeve. Includes an 8 page booklet with artwork and lyrics.
Free “ Birds Through Fire “ artwork postcard for the first 100 sold.
Birds Through Fire - Letters to Thurza Standard CD - $US 15.00
Originally released in 2008 on the Ruffian Records label, Kurosawa’s “ Your Star Has Fallen Over “ is a graceful collision of soaring, ethereal vocals by the angelic Karen Vogt and lushly atmospheric, infectiously melodic acoustic and electronic sounds by Paul Cartwright.
The influences on display in Kurosawa's music are as diverse as the individuals involved in its creation, but are blended and filtered into something entirely unique; you can hear distant echoes of 4AD artists like This Mortal Coil and The Cocteau Twins, the epic melancholy of latter day Talk Talk, the stylish noir of Portishead, the organic electronica of early David Sylvian, the acoustic, folkish beauty of HEM and even the dark, dramatic pulse of Massive Attack. You can hear the Title Track here
Debut solo album from multi-instrumentalist Paul Cartwright, Tenderpad is a 16 track instrumental electro / ambient recording that was made over a period of 3 years. Written, recorded and produced by Cartwright, the album features delicate piano's over ambient textures, splintered rhythms, backwards fretless basses and atmospheric guitars. Tracks can be heard here