Friday, June 18, 2010

All I ask of music is that is sounds good.

Ben Folds has announced a new album and it's intriguing...
The album features music and vocals by Folds and lyrics by [High Fidelity author Nick] Hornby, with string arrangements by one of the most influential pop string arrangers of all time, Paul Buckmaster (David Bowie, Elton John, Leonard Cohen). The record, which Folds made specifically to be listened to on vinyl, was recorded on 2-inch tape and will be available on audiophile-grade vinyl, cut with the Direct Metal Master process at Abbey Road Studios and pressed at Pallas Manufacturing in Diepholz, Germany. Lonely Avenue will also be available on CD, digitally, and in a special deluxe edition that includes four short stories by Hornby.
Lonely Avenue is out September 28. I'm a big fan of both so it can't come out soon enough. Read more here.

1 comment:

My hmphs said...

Have you read Hornby's latest, "Juliet, Naked"? I think it's his best since High Fidelity because, well, it deals with music again. I'm easy to please.