Trembling Blue Stars, new video-clip for "Cold Colours"

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Trembling Blue Stars
Fast Trains and Telegraph Wires
ER-1154 Doble-CD

CD1 Fast Trains and Telegraph Wires
01.My Face For The World To See 02.All Our Tomorrows 03.In Arrivals 04.Frosting 05.The Imperfection Of Memory (vocals by Cath Carroll) 06.The Dark World Of The Broken 07.Cold Colours (backing vocals by Anne Mari) 08.Half- Light 09.Tropic Of Capricorn 10.The Last Four Winters Of The War/ Grey Silk Storm 11.The Hidden Quarter

CD2 Cicely Tonight Volume One
01.The Floating World 02.The Lowest Arc (vocals by Anne Mari) 03.Radioactive Decay 04.Not For Second Prize (DREAM ACADEMY) 05.Outside 06.The Floating World (reprise) 07.No More Sad Songs (Hidden track)

After leaving the scene in 2005, Bobby Wratten’s band definitively stopped their activity, with an album that seems more like a miracle than a farewell. And that is because the songs on it melt between the fragile beauty and that magical melodic capacity belonging to the leader of unforgettable bands like THE FIELD MICE and NORTHERN PICTURE LIBRARY (who are more vindicated and adored every day by the new wave of indie groups all over the world, from THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART to PAPA TOPO), rebelling against the evanescence of the flame while throwing its life force into the need to see the light. The eleven songs that make up “Fast Trains and Telegraph Wires” and the seven that are included on the EP “Cicely Tonight Volume One” (hence giving this fantastic release the form of a double CD) are really one of the most incredible pieces of work published so far by Wratten and company. Marvels like “Cold Colours” (one of their best singles in many years) and “All Our Tomorrows” find TREMBLING BLUE STARS more intense, organic and spirited than we’ve heard them up to now, while songs like “Frosting” (one of the songs we can hear in advance in acoustic format through dandelionradio.com), “Half-Light” and “The Dark World of The Broken” give us the more detailed, subtle, melancholy side of the band, one of their trademarks.

After having participated on tributes to Grant McLennan and Judee Sill, Bobby Wratten found the necessary inspiration to write his last songs under the auspices of TREMBLING BLUE STARS, to call the illustrious Ian Catt (SAINT ETIENNE, THE SCHOOL), a name that can never fail, and get into the studio to put together this last full-length release. “Fast Trains and Telegraphs Wires” is a collection of undisputable, exciting and disturbing songs, that includes the work of Jonathan Akerman, Beth Arzy and Keris Howard again, that indie-pop super-group, as well as Cath Carroll’s (singer of MIAOW, one of the groups included on NME’s mythical tape, C86, and musical journalist) special collaboration on vocals on that gem of a song full of sweetness that is “The Imperfection of Memory”. And, the album closes with “The Hidden Quarter”, a beautiful composition dedicated to the film and video director, Derek Jarman (responsible for videos from THE SEX PISTOLS, THE SMITHS, PET SHOP BOYS and even “Losing my Religion” by REM). On the other hand, “Cicely Tonight Volume One” offers the more experimental side of Wratten, the side that gets closer by the second to big names like Brian Eno, in addition to the latest (?) vocal collaboration of Anne Mari Barker-Davies on “The Lowest Arc”, a version of THE DREAM ACADEMY, the revolutionary band of Nick Laird-Clowes, called “Not For Second Prize”.

Two complementary parts that give a panoramic view of the incomparable and unique figure that is Robert Wratten, and especially his work at the head of the Mitcham-based band, capable of light and darkness, of reflecting pain and sadness in brilliant, emotion-filled melodies. It is an epilogue that will be completed with the second part of “Cicely Tonight” and that will bring a close to one of the most personal and unforgettable discographies that has ever been released. The music is forged somewhere between love and melancholy, the notes reflect the sincerest emotions, and it has a sensitivity and honesty that will be difficult to hear or see again. The discography ends with a masterpiece, but, we hope, that it doesn’t mean the end of an artistic career for this inimitable song-writer.

Click here to watch the video-clip of "Cold colours"



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