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Chris Bathgate Dizzy Seas

Chris Bathgate — Dizzy Seas (May 19th, 2017)

         Chris Bathgate — Dizzy Seas (May 19th, 2017)  Chris Bathgate — Dizzy Seas (May 19th, 2017)Ξ   In a rush, a blur, with ambient vapors swirling round it setting the stage, Chris Bathgate’s Dizzy Seas has arrived, the product of years of exploration, travel, searching, daydreaming. Dizzy Seas is Bathgate’s fourth full~length album; a brilliant collection of recordings that collage together to make a whole, not in a seamless way, but almost like a photo album that has been edited to force you, the listener, to put yourself into the story, to add to that narrative. The music itself is borne of daydreams, and invites you to join in, with the album having left a door unlocked for you to enter by Bathgate’s inimitable skill in, as NPR puts it, “the art of distilling alienation into bruised~sounding beauty.”
Ξ   Special edition patch set available exclusively from local records shops with purchase of vinyl, while supplies last. Translucent “smoked” vinyl limited to 1000 units.Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.Born: April 21, 1982, Pecatonica, IL
Origin: Ann Arbor, MI
Album release: May 19th, 2017
Record Label: Quite Scientific
Duration:     39:17
01. Water     3:42
02. O(h)m     2:51
03. Come To The Sea     3:44
04. Beg     2:57
05. Hide     5:20
06. Northern Country Trail     6:38
07. Dizzy Seas     3:37
08. Low Hey (Feat. Tunde Olaniran)     2:58
09. Tintype Crisis     3:04
10. Nicosia     4:26
Ξ   Chris Bathgate is an American singer/songwriter originally born in rural Iowa, raised in rural Illinois, and currently residing in Pinckney, Michigan. He began drawing attention as a solo artist in 2005 upon the release of his first album, Silence is for Suckers, after a slew of self~produced EPs / Singles and a stint in the short~lived (but much loved) group The Descent of the Holy Ghost Church.
Ξ   In 2006 he continued to aggressively write and record in a year that saw the release of another EP, A Detailed Account of Three Dreams, a folk ep called “the single road I long for”, and his second full~length LP, Throatsleep. Songs from the album such as “Buffalo Girl”, “Yes, I’m Cold” and “We Die” became standards for die~hard concertgoing fans as they caught the ears of many and helped him grow a very loyal following in Michigan and surrounding Midwestern locales.
Ξ   In 2007 Chris signed with Quite Scientific Records for the release of A Cork Tale Wake, his 3rd proper album and the 1st to date he’d not produced on his own and self~released. Originally released in the summer of that year, A Cork Tale Wake would propel Chris’ music to much greater frontiers spurring overwhelming critical acclaim, several North American tours, two tours of Europe, and an eventual re~release of the album in Europe by One Little Indian Records (Bjork, Asobi Seksu, Land of Talk). “Serpentine”, the lead track from the album, went on to be Chris’ most recognized and successful song to date with an exceptionally strong reaction from The BBC and The Independent (UK) calling it “one of the most beautiful songs you’ll hear this year”.
Ξ   On the heels of A Cork Tale Wake Bathgate released the six~song EP, Wait, Skeleton, in the fall of 2008 consisting partly of new material alongside reworks of previously released tracks. Originally meant as a short offering for fans as he began work on his 4th proper studio album, the EP turned out to be one of Bathgate’s most widely visible releases to date after Bathgate was selected as one of the first artists to be featured in Starbucks’ ‘Pick of the Week’ promotion (leading the popular chain to distribute more than 2 million free download cards of his rework of “Yes, I’m Cold”. The program has continued since 2008 and has gone on to feature such artists as The Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, Spoon and many more).
Ξ   Wait, Skeleton would turn out to be the final release from Bathgate for a considerable period of time as he entered a particularly difficult period following the success he saw in 2007~08. Personal hurdles, failed relationships, and an intense period of self~criticism would lead Bathgate to scrap the entire album multiple times during the recording process and cause more than 3 years to lapse between early demos and the completion of his forthcoming full~length, Salt Year. Salt Year promises to be Chris Bathgate’s most mature and fully~rounded statement to date. An album he describes himself as being about “Love vs. Time” it instantly floods the listener with intense imagery and the many emotions surrounding the most personal relationships whether fleeting, failed or fulfilling. The biting angst of tracks such as “Eliza (Hue)” and “Borders”, the introspection and self~efficacy of “No Silver” and “In the City” alongside beautifully cathartic album closer “Everything” put the full range of Bathgate’s songwriting abilities on display for the duration of Salt Year’s 42 minutes.
Ξ   After several years of struggle Bathgate has reemerged on the other side with a more realized version of his signature country~tinged gothic folk. It is perhaps that very struggle that makes Salt Year such a triumph.Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.Albums:
→   Dead Eyed Stranger (2001)
→   Create and Consume (2003)
→   Time Heals All Wounds (2004)
→   Silence Is For Suckers (2005)
→   The Single Road I Longed For (2006)
→   A Detailed Account of Three Dreams (2006)
→   Throatsleep (2006)
→   A Cork Tale Wake (2007)
→   A Cork Tale Wake (2008) UK
→   Salt Year (2011)
→   Dizzy Seas (MAY 19TH, 2017)
EPs and singles:
→   Twilight Unlimited (2002)
→   A Detailed Account of Three Dreams (2006)
→   Auld Lang Syne (2007)
→   Serpentine (2008) UK
→   Restless (2008) UK
→   Wait, Skeleton. (2008)
→   Do What’s Easy (2008) UK
→   The Asheville Squints (2008)
→   No Silver (2011)
→   Poor Eliza (2011) CA
→   Calvary (2016)
→   Old Factory (2016)
Stephen Thompson, March 9, 201710:00 AM ET
★”“★   Last year, Michigan singer~songwriter Chris Bathgate put out an EP titled Old Factory, his first release after a five~year gap in which he’d toured, taken time off and essentially dropped out of the music business. On May 19, he’ll release Dizzy Seas, his first full~length album since 2011 — and today marks the unveiling of its first single, a lovely, brooding six~minute ballad called “Northern Country Trail.”
★”“★   Bathgate’s ornate songs unfold gracefully and deliberately, revealing rich layers over time, and his new work is no different. Inspired by a hike on the North Country Trail in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, “Northern Country Trail” rolls by in a wash of dreamy imagery, with a video to match. Bathgate directed the video while in the process of recording Dizzy Seas.
★”“★   “While the song is based on considering romantic tensions while hiking in the woods, there’s another side to the song — one that is about reality, perception and memory,” Bathgate writes via email. “It’s a song about your mind and body doing different things at once. The recording process feels like that to me: You’re listening to a portion of music you’ve recorded, imagining the portions you haven’t, performing music and listening to yourself perform that music, while considering what inspired it.”
★”“★   http://www.npr.org/
Website: http://www.chrisbathgate.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisbathgate
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisbathgate.org
QUITE SCIENTIFIC: http://quitescientific.com/artists/Chris-Bathgate/

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