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TWELVE THOUSAND DAYS - The Birds Sing as Bells

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: FinalMuzik FM27
Release Year: 2021
Note: *It's hard to imagine a more magical collaboration than the dreamlike, ominous fantasy instrumentation of Alan Trench and the silken, sweetly agonizing vocals of Martyn Bates. The most beautiful, gently haunting moods are to be found throughout this album... * - Twelve Thousand Days defies categorisation; pagan, wyrd, experimental - the midnight chimes of "The Birds Sing As Bells" ring out in the stilly air...
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As Boreas makes whirlwinds of the leaves of Autumn, Martyn Bates & Alan Trench return with more mystic tales from the haunted lands of Twelve Thousand Days. An album that harks both to the past and the future, The Birds Sing As Bells includes one of the first songs Bates and Trench wrote together long ago last century, The Knights Of December.
Settings of Baudelaire rub shoulders with newly minted originals, mining golden seams of legend and awe, and stunning interpretations of traditional songs such as The Cruel Brother and Two Ravens. Rich with both traditional and electronic instrumentation, the music of

Twelve Thousand Days defies categorisation; pagan, wyrd, experimentalthe midnight chimes of The Birds Sing As Bells ring out in the stilly air

Recorded at the Bridge house, Evia, Greece & Hive-arc house halls, Nuneaton, England.
Produced by Alan Trench at Bridge house autumn & winter 2020 ev; lapidary polishings by Alan & Martyn in the spring of 2021 ev.