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Beautiful Songwriting 5

Introduction

Available to stream and download for free. Pick your preference: Bandcamp Noisetrade
Released: April 2016 Curated by A Lonely Ghost Burning with cover artwork by Ann-Sofie Vejs

Featuring the considerable talents of Riley Pinkerton / Benedict Benjamin / Ditte Elly / Halina Heron / Nightingail / SJ Kurtis / Ira Wolf / Redfox / A Voice For Vultures / Perlo / Max Krumm

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Words & Links

Each track included on this compilation has been selected to represent the record it was originally recorded for. A few words about each of those records can be found below along with download/streaming and social media links for all involved.
1

Riley Pinkerton

In His Image from the EP Do You Have A Car Self Released (January 2016)

Timeless and majestic, Riley Pinkerton possesses an aura of authoritative and transcendent sophistication on her debut record: a slow-burning but ultimately intoxicating incense worn with an unaffected confidence and calculated restraint.

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2

Benedict Benjamin

Thin Skin from the EP Night Songs Sugarcoat Records (March 2016)

Startlingly honest and self-aware, the debut from Benedict Benjamin is a lyrically astute collection of inwardly directed chastisement and regret: a self-imposed intervention inducing a mix of painful lucidity and dreamlike detachment.

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3

Ditte Elly

Red from the album Songs Self Released (March 2016)

Consummately controlled, 'Songs' is a deliberately paced work of evocative splendour, mesmerically inducing long periods of solitary quiescence with its gentle, evenly-reflective dawn and dusk strolls.

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4

Halina Heron

g u i l t y from the EP villages Self Released (April 2016)

Existing as a dark, lonely and dominant sadness, 'villages' is the soundtrack to a tastefully cinematic sepulchral reverie: an overcast period of mourning for an unexpected loss that weighs heavily on the soul.

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5

Nightingail

Chestnut Tree from the EP Nightingail Self Released (July 2015)

Soulful and unhurried, the eponymous debut from Nightingail near crackles with masterfully engendered nostalgia, framing its romanticised tales as hand-cranked video recordings redolent of simpler times long passed.

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6

SJ Kurtis

Romantic Muse from the EP Illumine Self Released (February 2016)

Vocally vibrant and sonically engrossing, 'Illumine' exists on a stark and uncluttered canvas, much of its sadness and longing painted with clean brush strokes -- some unusually bright in shade, others conspicuous simply by their wonderfully flowing nature.

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7

Ira Wolf

Alive from the EP Honest Self Released (March 2016)

Imbued with an unostentatiously communicated disillusionment, 'Honest' is a melancholy traversal from one inevitably lonely road to another, searching with forlorn hope for anything that might make the increasing uncertainty and sadness of life's greater journey worthwhile.

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8

Redfox

Oxygen (Not In Love) from the EP Winter Self Released (February 2016)

A mature rendering of tortured hope, the debut from Redfox haunts on the frigid air of a winter forest, determinedly focussed on imperfect pasts and alternate presents: the wandering remnants of a lost soul, yearning for resolution.

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9

A Voice For Vultures

Pigs On Parade from the EP The Descent Self Released (April 2016)

Vivid and hypnotic, 'The Descent' is a despairing and anguished production delivered with sincere solemnity from the dark, lonely tumult of life's determinedly oppressive stage.

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10

Perlo

Pools from the EP Patterns Self Released (April 2016)

Understated and tender, 'Patterns' is the loving, protective arm that attempts to quell suddenly mounting disquiet: the kind triggered by a brooding fixation on the lack of acknowledgement offered to time as it passes, eternally unabated, past the living room window.

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11

Max Krumm

Small Steps from the EP Tides elf Released (January 2016)

Remarkably sincere, 'Tides' is residual energy forever playing out scenes of deep personal sadness, watched through mournful, tear-sodden eyes that apprehensively await the heart's courageous acceptance of the fact it's finally time to look away.

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