Daylight Versions

by The Leaf Library

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about

Daylight Versions is a gorgeous album of woozy, drone-pop tunes about meteorology, the seasons and the incoming sea.

From songs about the ghostly Suffolk coastline to the slowly rising waters of London marshes, these ten tracks channel the warm fuzz of Yo La Tengo, the spacious repetition of Talk Talk and Movietone's seaside melancholy to beautiful effect.

"Melancholy wonder on delightful debut" 5 * The Guardian

"...fascinating, bold and experimental drone-pop..." 9/10 Louder Than War

"...a charming debut, with songs soaked in atmospheres that conjure thoughts of hazy mists and setting suns." Uncut

"Like experiencing The Clientele’s ghostly pastoral elegies warped through the drone melodies of Stereolab... one of my albums of the year." PopLib

credits

released October 30, 2015

Matt Ashton - guitar, percussion, sonar piano, synth
Kate Gibson - vocals, synth, piano
Gareth Jones - bass, baritone guitar, percussion
Ben Smith - guitar, synth
Lewis Young - drums, synth, percussion

All words by Matt Ashton
All music by The Leaf Library

Produced by The Leaf Library and Simon Nelson

With:

Steven Adams - additional vocals on Asleep Between Stations, Tilting, Slow Spring and Evening Gathers
Melinda Bronstein - additional vocals on Asleep Between Stations, Tilting, Slow Spring, Pushing/Swimming and Evening Gathers Jonathan Clayton - cello on April
Alison Cotton - viola on Summer Moon and April, additional vocals on Summer Moon
Daniel Fordham - percussion on Evening Gathers
Ben Gates - tenor and alto saxophone on Asleep Between Stations and Pushing/Swimming
Alasdair Maclean - additional vocals on Acre and Rings of Saturn Simon Nelson - additional guitar on Rings of Saturn and Evening Gathers, synth on Tilting, piano on Summer Moon, organ on Evening Gathers
Mark Nicholas - vocals on Summer Moon
Lupe Nunez-Fernandez - additional vocals on Acre and April
Sagar Patel - percussion on Evening Gathers
Mark Horse Phillips - pedal steel on Asleep Between Stations, Tilting, Acre and Evening Gathers
James Prideaux - trumpet on Tilting, Slow Spring and Rings of Saturn Rob Smoughton - clarinet on Summer Moon and Evening Gathers David Stewart - percussion on Evening Gathers
Michael Wood - additional vocals on Asleep Between Stations, Tilting, Slow Spring, Pushing/Swimming and Evening Gathers

P&C 2015 The Leaf Library / Copyright control

Recorded by Simon Nelson at Studio Klank, Wood Green between August 2014 and April 2015
Assistant engineer - Gareth Jones
Additional recording by Lewis Young and Matt Ashton at the Drone Lodge and Tape That, Walthamstow, and the rehearsal space, Manor House
Mixed by Simon Nelson and The Leaf Library
Mastered by Antony Ryan at RedRedPaw

Photography by Fleur S Debruyne / fleurdebruyne.co.uk

To all the springtime ghosts.

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