Hibernate presents - Memory Drawings / Yellow6 / Gerrard Bell-Fife
Hibernate Recordings return to Fuse, emerging blinkily from the safety of their Sunday sessions into the bright lights of FRIDAY NIGHT!
Memory Drawings is the beguiling, project of Minneapolis-raised, Morocco-based hammered dulcimer player Joel Hanson, alongside erstwhile Hood guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and sometime Declining Winter main-man Richard Adams, Lanterns on the Lake/Brave Timbers violinist Sarah Kemp and Gareth S Brown (Hood/solo).
Partly inspired by Adams’ native West Yorkshire landscape (particularly as enshrined in Ted Hughes’ and Fay Godwin’s 1979 poetry/photography essay Remains of Elmet), their now all but sold out debut album Music For Another Loss maps the contours between brooding melancholy and redemptive calm both classical minimalism and hearth-side folk whilst Hanson’s exotic dulcimer peals always at the core.
Their second album 'There Is No Perfect Place' is due in August 2014 on Hibernate.
Yellow6 is the solo project of British guitarist Jon Attwood. Yellow6 has at times been described as post-rock, minimalist,electronica, ambient… the reality is that Yellow6 has some similarity with each of those genres but is not so easily definable, using aspects of drone, repetition, melody, harmony, noise and silence to create absorbing soundscapes to drift off into
Gerrard plays nylon-stringed acoustic guitar, complimenting his strong-yet-understated baritone voice.
"Folk inspired by the devil, music performed by a 69 year old man in a 19 year old's body." - someone from the JamCafé
"Songs of heartbreak and tales of trying to find your way through the world in difficult and confusing times are delivered with a poetic lyricism that manages to be touching and familiar without falling into cliché or sentimentality." - Andy Abbot of That Fucking Tank, Nope and more
"Devil Folk is by far my favorite find off bandcamp this year. Gerrard Bell Fife’s songwriting is truly amazing and I love how stripped down the whole record is" - GoodMusicAllDay.com