Nightlight Versions

by The Leaf Library

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited edition version of Nightlight Versions, an instrumental album of drones based on last year’s Daylight Versions LP. White C45 cassette with full colour artwork and bonus digital tracks. Edition of 100.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Nightlight Versions via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

Nightlight Versions is an instrumental album of ethereal drones based on last year’s excellent Daylight Versions. The album’s nine tracks have been stripped of their guitars, drums and vocals, creating a set of drifting ambient pieces that recall Eno’s ghostly ruminations on ‘Ambient 4: On Land’, and the nocturnal swirl of Lee Gamble’s ‘Diversions 1994-1996’.

Leaving behind the bright guitar arpeggios and layered percussion of the previous record, Nightlight Versions emphasises the dense, multi-layered synth textures of Daylight’s original tracks. New spaces can be discovered in the gaps left by the absence of bass and drums, and new landscapes imagined in the delayed and echoing synths, strings and feedback left behind.

Limited cassette release - edition of 100. Both formats come with bonus digital tracks.

"Shimmering synths and slowly decaying feedback... a revealing, restorative experiment." 8/10 Uncut

"As an experiment in revealing something new in old goods, it’s a resounding success... this is easily one of the better exercises in ethereal ambience I’ve come across in the last few months." The Quietus

"It's like a remix album, if Arvo Pärt did all the remixes" - Trust the Wizards

credits

released April 15, 2016

Original Daylight Versions tracks recorded by Simon Nelson at Studio Klank, Wood Green, and by Lewis Young and Matt Ashton at The Drone Lodge and Tape That, Walthamstow.

All music played by The Leaf Library and Simon Nelson except Mark Horse Phillips (pedal steel), Ben Gates (saxophone), Rob Smoughton (clarinet), Alison Cotton (viola) and Lupe Nunez-Fernandez (backing vocals on April).

Additional production and mixing by Lewis Young and Matt Ashton at The Drone Lodge and Tape That, Walthamstow.

Mastered by Mike Cranny

Photography by Fleur S Debruyne / fleurdebruyne.co.uk

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