After a year of remixes, drones and instrumental releases The Leaf Library return to their unhurried, melancholy best with City In Reverse / Kendrick Road – a double A side 7” single / six track digital EP.
City In Reverse is a softly propulsive ode to abstract city encounters, with gently soaring drones, ebowed guitars, and backing vocals from The Left Outsides’ Mark Nicholas.
Kendrick Road is a gorgeous chamber pop shuffle, with lilting strings (by The Left Outsides’ Alison Cotton and Hurtling’s Jon Clayton), and heavy-hearted piano weaving their way through spare, persistent percussion.
***Please note that the vinyl only has the first two tracks from the EP on it, however every 7" comes with a full download of all six tracks.***
The additional tracks include three remixes of songs from Daylight Versions by All Golden (Pete Gofton), Wintergreen (bass player Gareth Jones’s other outfit), and house producer Colors In Waves (John Shearer), plus a Colors In Waves re-edit.
released October 27, 2017
Matt Ashton – guitar, bass, percussion
Kate Gibson – vocals, piano
Gareth Jones – bass, percussion
Simon Nelson – acoustic and electric guitar, Casiotone
Lewis Young – drums, percussion, OP1
Jon Clayton – cello on Kendrick Road
Alison Cotton – viola and additional vocals on Kendrick Road
Mark Nicholas – additional vocals on City In Reverse
Recorded and mixed by Simon Nelson at Studio Klank, Wood Green
Additional production on track 3 and 5 by John Shearer, track 4 by Andy Keen and Gareth Jones, and track 6 by Pete Gofton
Kendrick Road field recording by Daniel Ashton
Mastered by Antony Ryan at RedRedPaw Mastering
All music by The Leaf Library, all words by Matt Ashton
Photography by Emily Mary Barnett - emilymarybarnett.co.uk
Thanks to Mark, Alison, Jon, Andy, Alice, Daniel, John, Pete, and Emily
Kendrick Road is dedicated to the memory of Mike Smoughton
Copyright The Leaf Library 2017