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Nick Mulvey — Wake Up Now (September 8, 2017)

Nick Mulvey — Wake Up Now (September 8, 2017)

    Nick Mulvey — Wake Up Now (September 8, 2017)  Nick Mulvey — Wake Up Now (September 8, 2017)≈≠↓    Former Portico Quartet musician strikes out alone with African~inspired styles and folk~influenced acoustic musings.    
Location: London, UK
Born: 4 November 1984
Styles: Alternative Singer~Songwriter, Indie Rock, International Fusion, Alternative/Indie Rock
Album release: September 8, 2017
Recording Location: Livingston Studios, Mr Dan’s Studio, Real World Studios
Record Label: Harvest Records
Duration:     51:22
Tracks:
01 Unconditional     3:45  
02 Transform Your Game (We Remain)     6:17  
03 Imogen     4:16  
04 Myela     5:36  
05 We Are Never Apart     4:34  
06 Remembering     4:17  
07 Mountain To Move     3:56  
08 When The Body Is Gone     6:11  
09 Lullaby     1:17  
10 In Your Hands     7:10  
11 Infinite Trees     4:03
℗ A Fiction Records release;2017 Universal Music Operations Limited © 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited
Written by:
•   Nick Mulvey     1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11    
•   Federico Bruno / Nick Mulvey     4
•   Dean Brodrick / Federico Bruno / Nick Mulvey     8Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.Credits:
•   Max Baillie Strings
•   Dean Brodrick Composer, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, String Arrangements, Synthesizer, Vocals (Backgr.)
•   Federico Bruno Add. Production, Composer, Horn Arrangements, Vocals (Background)
•   Dan Carey Add. Production, Drum Machine, Guitar, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Programming, Synthesizer
•   Ali Kate Cherkis Photo Booklet
•   John Dent Mastering
•   Fifi Dewey Vocals (Background)
•   Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji Cover Photo
•   Sam Harper Engineer
•   Ethan Johns Mellotron, Percussion, Producer, Synthesizer
•   Mark Kavuma Trumpet
•   Kevin Killen Engineer
•   Rodaidh McDonald Mixing, Producer
•   Trevor Mires Trombone
•   Isadora Mulvey Ukulele, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
•   Nick Mulvey Composer, Engineer, Guitar, Horn Arr., Omnichord, Percussion, String Machine, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Vocals, Vocals (Backgr.)
•   Dave Okumu Guitar
•   Gino Paoli Main Personnel
•   Patrick Phillips Assistant Engineer
•   Nick Pini Balafon, Guitar (Bass), Synthesizer
•   Leif Podhajsky Artwork, Design
•   Dan See Drums, Percussion
•   Alexis Smith Engineer, Mixing
AllMusic Review by Marcy Donelson / Score: ****
•   Wake Up Now is the second solo album by former Portico Quartet percussionist Nick Mulvey, a singer, songwriter, and (primarily) guitarist with a degree in ethnomusicology. The follow~up to his Mercury Prize~nominated debut, First Mind, it likewise showcases an array of world music influences, particularly in terms of rhythm, but listeners will also notice a less intimate, more exuberant presentation. The latter has a lot to do with the fact that it was recorded live in the studio as a band with producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Ray LaMontagne). Following those sessions, tracks were passed to First Mind producer Dan Carey for finishing electronic touches, resulting in a record that seems both impulsive and impeccable at once. Not only an album steeped in international styles, but in global events, Wake Up Now addresses topics including the refugee crisis and the impact of fracking. Lead single “Myela,” for instance, was inspired by first~hand accounts of journeys taken by refugees. •   Co~written by Mulvey and backing bandmember Federico Bruno, it draws on African rhythms, pop, and group singing through verses about a young Sudanese woman in Sicily and about making it from Syria to Lebanon. (The song’s video was made by Majid Adin, an Iranian animator who found refuge in the U.K.) It’s not the only song with multiple guest vocalists, and Mulvey’s warm, conversational tone is sometimes double~tracked in addition to being reinforced or harmonized by others. All of the above can be heard on “Remembering” alongside vibrant melodic percussion and textured plucked and strummed string instruments. Even with some serious subject matter and a spare, wistful closing track, the album’s bustling arrangements keep things spirited and sometimes outright celebratory.
•   While he found success with the low~key, folkier vibe of First Mind, Mulvey did well to heed the advice of none other than Brian Eno, who in pre~recording meetings encouraged him to share some of the load with others. The outcome sounds like a skilled musician hitting his stride.Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.                                                   © Nick Mulvey, Photo credit: J Foxton
Portico Quartet
•   While studying Ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Mulvey met the other members of Portico Quartet. The band consisted of Cambridge school friend Duncan Bellamy (drums), Jack Wyllie (soprano and tenor saxophone), and Milo Fitzpatrick (double bass). Their debut album Knee~deep in the North Sea, was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Prize alongside Radiohead, Elbow, and Adele in 2008. The album’s title was mentioned in the closing words to Alt~J’s song Dissolve Me. Portico Quartet released their second album Isla on 9 October 2009 through Real World Records.
Studio albums:
•    First Mind (Fiction Records, 12 May 2014) #10 UK, #10 SCO, #58 NED, #127 BEL (Vl), #196 FRA   
•    Wake Up Now (Harvest Records, September 8, 2017)
Website: http://www.nickmulvey.com/
Twitter: https://nickmulveyuk.lnk.to/TWWE
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nick-mulvey
Facebook: https://nickmulveyuk.lnk.to/FBWE
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