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Tomorrow We Sail
For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight

Tomorrow We Sail — For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight (February 10th, 2014)

 Tomorrow We Sail — For Those Who Caught the Sun in FlightTomorrow We Sail — For Those Who Caught the Sun in FlightLocation: Leeds, UK
Album release: February 10th, 2014
Record Label: Gizeh Records GZH49 || February 2014
Duration:     54:43
Tracks:
1. The Well And The Tide      6:49
2. Eventide      10:10
3. Never Goodbye      5:01
4. December      4:09
5. Testament      8:00
6. The White Rose      7:14
7. For Rosa      13:17
MUSICIANS:
•   Ella May Blake
•   Angela Chan
•   Matt Clarke
•   Alistair Hay
•   Tim Hay
•   Tom Ilet
•   David Ramsay
PERSONNEL/CREDITS:
•   Angela Chan — Viola, Violin, Cello, Keys & Vocals
•   Matt Clarke — Guitar, Keys & Vocals
•   Alistair Hay — Drums & Shruti Box
•   Tim Hay — Vocals, Guitar & Keys
•   Tom Ilett — Bass & Vocals
•   Ella May Blake — Vocals, Guitar, Keys
•   David Ramsay — Violin, Accordion, Keys & Vocals
•   Phil Unciano — Trumpet
•   Richard Knox — Layout
•   Christopher Leary — Mastering
INFORMATION:
•   Tomorrow We Sail is a group of seven musicians based in Leeds, UK. Formed in 2009, they have spent the past four years developing their sound into what is now an impressive landscape of billowing, reverb–soaked guitars, orchestral strings, piano, organ and multi–layered group–harmony vocals. Folk, slowcore, neo–classicism, minimalism, ambient and post–rock are all apparent in the music Tomorrow We Sail create together. If you’ve ever been moved by albums like Talk Talk’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’, Sigur Ros’ ‘( )’ or Low’s ‘Secret Name’, you may find yourself falling for this music.
•   After self–releasing their debut EP, 'The Common Fire', in 2010 the band retreated back to their studio to further develop and refine their sound as they sought to incorporate an ever–expanding roster of instruments. With the line–up solidified, the band released two singles, 'The White Rose' in November 2011, followed by 'For Rosa' in May 2012 ahead of appearances at festivals such as Kendal Calling and Tramlines. •   October 2012 saw Tomorrow We Sail embark on their first tour of the UK & EU, playing headline shows and supports with bands such as Caspian, Ef and Last Harbour, culminating in an appearance at the The London International Festival of Exploratory Music at Kings Place. That Autumn the band were part of the soundtrack to the independent feature film 'Broken Roads', released in cinemas across the US and winner of Best Motion Picture at the American International Film Awards.
•   Now the groundwork is laid for the band’s debut full–length. ‘For Those Who Caught The Sun In Flight’ is a supremely well–realised work. The seven stately, graceful songs move in orchestrated ebbs and flows of sound, gently building an immersive group identity. The voices are sincere and affecting, and often come in pairs or groups. The words themselves are full of emotive storytelling. The central trilogy of ‘Never Goodbye’, ‘December’ and ‘Testament’ is based loosely on Vera Brittain’s writing about the lost generation after WW1, and especially her autobiography ‘Testament Of Youth’, now considered a feminist classic about women’s role in the society of the time. There’s a powerful sense of the layers of history being carefully unravelled. And, unusually for a set of long songs, not a moment is wasted.  www.gizehrecords.com/
PRESS:
•   “The first “must–listen” post–rock album of 2014, and the strength of this band’s debut also puts it on the shortlist for one of the year’s top albums” Fragile Or Possibly Extinct (Artist of the Week)
•   “A wholly absorbing and frankly mind–blowing total....... a dense and demanding listen, but Tomorrow We Sail are a band worth getting to know” — Nine Hertz
•   “Nothing quite like anything you’ve ever heard before. If you even begin to imagine Sandy Denny performing ( ) by Sigur Ros at Cropredy, you will be somewhere in the general ballpark. Mesmerising” — Deadly Music
•   “Simply breathtaking.” — The Guardian
•   “Rich in texture and atmosphere, delicate and ethereal, and nothing short of magnificent” — Whisperin' & Hollerin'
REVIEW
•   Gizeh Records seems to go from strength to strength, as shown by its inaugural 2014 release, For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight, by the Leeds, UK–based septet Tomorrow We Sail. The band specializes in a style of music that while generally defying easy classification, draws upon multiple genres, among them prog–rock, post–rock, folk, and neo–classical; anyone with a jones for Sigur Rós at its most elegiac will certainly find much to like about Tomorrow We Sail. The group, which formed in 2009, features vocalist–guitarists Tim Hay and Ella May Blake, string players David Ramsay and Angela Chan, guitarist Matt Clarke, bassist Tom Ilett, and drummer Alistair Hay. Many of the members contribute keyboards to the album and sing on it as well, and accordion and Shruti Box also find their way onto the fifty–five–minute recording. Leading up to its debut full–length, the group issued an EP (2010's The Common Fire), two singles (The White Rose in 2011 and For Rosa in 2012), and contributed to the soundtrack for the independent film Broken Roads.
•   For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight begins boldly with the stately dirge “The Well & the Tide,” the music's slow burn of strings, guitars, and tom–toms dramatically complemented by Tim Hay's expressive vocal. Coming to the album for the first time, one would be excused for thinking of Tomorrow We Sail as an outfit with prog–rock leanings and fronted by a singer not afraid to expose his passionate side. Reinforcing that impression is the band's appetite for long–form compositions, with two of the seven pushing past the ten–minute mark. However, as the album progresses, it becomes clear that labeling the band a prog outfit would be tantamount to unwarranted pigeonholing.
•   The epic “Eventide” sees the group deftly alternating between melancholy slow episodes and climactic buildups and achieving an emotional impact in its music that more than justifies the Sigur Rós reference (the instrumental section at the center of “December” also invites the comparison). One shouldn't make too much of the detail, however: it would be more accurate to say that Tomorrow We Sail is kin to Sigur Rós in terms of the uplifting spirit conveyed by its music; sonically speaking, the two outfits are dramatically different, especially in the vocal department. Regardless, an ambitious setting such as “Eventide” illustrates that Tomorrow We Sail (like Sigur Rós) is a band whose playing is distinguished by a fine–tuned degree of delicacy and that knows how to reap maximum impact from both subdued and aggressive passages.
•   As strong as the opening pieces are, they're bettered by the subsequent trilogy of songs, based on Vera Brittain's autobiography Testament of Youth and her writings about the so–called post–WW1 'lost generation.' Though presented as separate pieces (and indexed as such), “Never Goodbye,” “December,” and “Testament” appear without pauses between them and thus could be seen as constituting a seventeen–minute epic. During the trilogy, the singing of Ella May Blake assumes a more prominent role, and consequently “Never Goodbye” achieves a stately grandeur that is frankly soul–stirring. As powerful as that song is, arguably the peak is “Testament,” a heart–stopping piece featuring a hushed female vocal performance by Blake whose exquisite beauty is matched by the song's soaring spirit; adding significantly to the material's plaintive character is the backing the band members and especially the string players bring to the performance. (Interestingly, there are moments on the album when the male and female voices intertwine in a way that calls to mind the vocal interplay of The Swell Season's Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.)
•   One would perhaps expect that everything following such a piece would be anti–climactic and secondary. And while that's true to some degree — how could it be otherwise when “Testament” is so stunning — the closer “For Rosa” (which ultimately rises to an anthemic pitch that would do Godspeed You! Black Emperor proud) does manage to provide a goodly share of emotionally charged moments during its thirteen–minute run. All things considered, there's nothing hyperbolic about characterizing For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight as a triumphant and superbly well–realized work.  Tomorrow We Sail Tomorrow We Sail is a group of seven musicians based in Leeds, UK. Formed in 2009, they have spent the past four years developing their sound into what is now an impressive landscape of billowing, reverb–soaked guitars, orchestral strings, piano, organ and multi–layered group–harmony vocals. Folk, slowcore, neo–classicism, minimalism, ambient and post–rock are all apparent in the music Tomorrow We Sail create together. If you’ve ever been moved by albums like Talk Talk’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’, Sigur Ros’ ‘( )’ or Low’s ‘Secret Name’, you may find yourself falling for this music.
•   After self–releasing their debut EP, 'The Common Fire', in 2010 the band retreated back to their studio to further develop and refine their sound as they sought to incorporate an ever–expanding roster of instruments. With the line–up solidified, the band released two singles, 'The White Rose' in November 2011, followed by 'For Rosa' in May 2012 ahead of appearances at festivals such as Kendal Calling and Tramlines. •   October 2012 saw Tomorrow We Sail embark on their first tour of the UK & EU, playing headline shows and supports with bands such as Caspian, Ef and Last Harbour, culminating in an appearance at the The London International Festival of Exploratory Music at Kings Place. That Autumn the band were part of the soundtrack to the independent feature film 'Broken Roads', released in cinemas across the US and winner of Best Motion Picture at the American International Film Awards.
•   Now the groundwork is laid for the band’s debut full–length. ‘For Those Who Caught The Sun In Flight’ is a supremely well–realised work. The seven stately, graceful songs move in orchestrated ebbs and flows of sound, gently building an immersive group identity. The voices are sincere and affecting, and often come in pairs or groups. The words themselves are full of emotive storytelling. The central trilogy of ‘Never Goodbye’, ‘December’ and ‘Testament’ is based loosely on Vera Brittain’s writing about the lost generation after WW1, and especially her autobiography ‘Testament Of Youth’, now considered a feminist classic about women’s role in the society of the time. There’s a powerful sense of the layers of history being carefully unravelled. And, unusually for a set of long songs, not a moment is wasted. •   The melodies are strong, the performances assured, nothing is hurried. Tomorrow We Sail ask for your patience. — www.gizehrecords.com/ / http://roskofrenija.blogspot.com/
Label: http://www.gizehrecords.com/
Website: http://www.tomorrowwesail.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowwesail
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowwesail
Bandcamp: http://tomorrowwesail.bandcamp.com/
REVIEW
By Daniela Patrizi | Feb 6, 2014 |
•   I don't know why but I woke up in a bad mood today, maybe just one of those days that starts in a bad way. Having my morning coffee I remembered that I had the new Tomorrow We Sail's album on my music player to be reviewed so I pressed play and my mood changed. Before the end of the first song. Well, the power of music is really incredible and when it's able to touch you till changing completely your mood it's a sort of miracle. This is what happened to me and For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight, the new full length album of Tomorrow We Sail.
•   There's no doubt that the music scene in Leeds, UK, is becoming gigantic and the 7 musicians who create that great sound under the name of Tomorrow We Sail are the evident proof that we definitely have to keep an eye on that prolific area. Formed in 2009 the guys of Tomorrow We Sail have spent the past years developing and fine tuning their music and the outcome is a multitude of sounds where soft piano notes, reverb–soaked guitars, orchestral strings, organ and multi–layered group–harmony vocals play together and are so fashionably combined as in the most beautiful dance of swallows at the horizon.
•   The first work of this brilliant band appeared in 2010 when they self–released their debut EP The Common Fire. After the release of the two singles The White Rose and For Rosa, and a tour of the UK & EU supporting huge bands such as Caspian, Ef and Last Harbour, now it's the turn of the band's debut full–length album.
•   Good things come to those who can wait and For Those Who Caught The Sun In Flight is the reward for those who appreciate this kind of music and for the band itself that's strongly defining its identity and imposing its name in the music world with this release.
•   There's almost everything in their sound from folk, to ambient, post rock and slow–core elements so I do believe that this album will satisfy several listeners avid of music. There's something in this record that reminds me the sound of Low, something else that attests a Sigur Ros's influence. In few words, a nice mix. The seven long, slow and contemplative tracks of For Those Who Caught The Sun In Flight will make you dream away in a landscape full of melancholy and peace. The execution is notable and the effect on the listener is fantastic when you listen the whole album in its sequence but also picking up a random song.
•   If you want to start listening to this album somewhere I strongly recommend the trilogy 'Never goodbye', 'December' and 'Testament' that are pretty amazing and you'll get lost in this 17 minutes of pure beauty. What a great sound!
•   There's no one wasted moment and I love the elegant interplay of dual male/female vocals. The lyrics are emotive storytelling and the three central songs are based on Vera Brittain's writing about the lost generation after WW1 and her autobiography that is nowadays considered a feminist classic about women’s role in the society of the time.  Commitment and music are then in a perfect marriage. The last part of December is maybe the peak of the album and one of the reason why I love this album. Angela Chan makes miracles with her string work in 'December' and the concluding 'For Rosa'.
•   For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight is a supremely well–realized album and falling in love with it is very easy.   I promise, you will not be disappointed. http://echoesanddust.com/
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Tomorrow We Sail
For Those Who Caught the Sun in Flight

 

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