Saturday, December 26, 2009

(12rec. 060) Crepusculum - Sing On In Silhouettes

Crepusculum - Sing On In Silhouettes
Label: 12rec
Catalog#: 12rec.060
Format: 11 x File, MP3, 256 kbps
Released: 25 Dec 2009
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock, Acoustic
Credits: Artwork By [Art] - DaisyWatson
Artwork By [Design] - Sven Swift
Music By - Fred Baty
Notes: Available to be downloaded as a whole zip file or individually by track. Zip file has no folder, 11 mp3 files, two jpgs of the artwork and the artist, and two pdfs of the front and back covers.

Catalog number is taken from the name of the zip file.

CC Fred Baty

Crepusculum is Fred Baty, a young lad well-known to those that have been around with 12rec. for a bit longer. His “Sky Diaries" EP was a huge success back then and makes hearts melt even today. The accompanying remix album (in cooperation with Zymogen netlabel) remains one of the most elaborate projects carried out at this place ever. We are more than happy to have Crepusculum back with his full-length debut “Sing on in Silhouettes”.

Although the title might point in another direction, nobody really sings on “Sing on in Silhouettes”. Fred Baty’s intricate, neo-baroque Folk music is as instrumental as it ever was. Still, Baty enhanced his palette of instruments and while “Sky Diaries” was an unpolished diamond, “Sing on in Silhouettes” sounds rich and timeless. Crepusculum bridges from John Fahey to XTC ca. 1986, bringing forth the melodic complexity of NWOBHM-pioneers Iron Maiden without being heavy at all.
On “Sing on in Silhouettes", Fred brings to perfection what was his trademark ever since. Kitsch and emotional weight, musical craftmanship and a self-taught comprehension in harmonics setting apart Crepusculum from all guitar music you might have heard before.

Eventually, there is some singing in silhouettes. For “Abaculus Perceptive” Crepusculum joins forces with Genevieve Schwartz and Julia Kotowski (a.k.a. Entertainment for the Braindead) who give out their lovely vocal harmonies. So wow.

1 A Fledgling Firework 4:48
2 Reflected On Clouds 5:08
3 Her Soul Swooned Slowly 4:23
4 Sleep At Sunrise 3:37
5 Jogged Memories 1:40
6 Early Days 4:28
7 Wake Me With Whispers 2:08
8 For Hannah 5:08
9 We Are Twilight 2:57
10 Abaculus Perceptive 5:01
11 Consolations 3:27

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