Aldous Harding – Party - 2017 New Zealand Alt Gothic Folk LP
Aldous Harding – Party
4AD – 4AD0008LPX
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Vinyl, 7", Single Sided, Single
19 May 2017
Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Acoustic
A2 Imagining My Man
A3 Living The Classics
A5 I’m So Sorry
B2 What If Birds Aren’t Singing They’re Screaming
B3 The World Is Looking For You
B4 Swell Does The Skull (featuring Perfume Genius)
Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD Ltd.
Copyright (c) – 4AD Ltd.
Recorded At – J & J Studio
Bass Clarinet, Saxophone – Enrico Gabrielli
Choir – Bess Manley (tracks: A2, C1), Helen Cockill (tracks: A2, C1), Jamileh Ravaan (tracks: A2, C1),Jennifer Bell (4) (tracks: A2, C1), Judith Jung (tracks: A2, C1), Nulla Honan (tracks: A2, C1)
Design – Chris Bigg (2)
Mixed By – Ali Chant
Photography – Hannah, Liv
Piano, Guitar, Synth, Drums, Backing Vocals, Producer, Mixed By – John Parish
Recorded By – Oliver Baldwin
Vocals – Fenne Lilly (tracks: B3), Mike Hadreas (tracks: A2, B4)
Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Written By, Art Direction – Aldous Harding
Limited LP pre-orders come with bonus 7".
Americana might need a new name, so many sterling exemplars have been rolling in off the South Pacific: Nadia Reid and Julia Jacklin, for two. The latest is Aldous Harding, whose second album of hypnotic folk flowers into something far more opaque and artistically evolved. Producer John Parish’s long association with PJ Harvey is a reference point, but Harding is her own woman, an arresting vocalist whose mannered deliveries – from chanteuse to jazzy – and intense themes defy obvious influence. Titles such as What If Birds Aren’t Singing They’re Screaming and Swell Does the Skull (featuring Perfume Genius) evince the best kind of gothic bent, but there is much else to get lost in here: stones that feel, instruments barely caressed."