David Newlyn – Collected Fictions
This is a limited edition of 200 handmade and hand-numbered collectible copies. It is packaged in a lovely hand-stamped 127mm x 127mm 280 gsm green-grey cardboard envelope with the front cover image printed on a polaroid style photo paper and an insert sheet containing tracklist and information printed on a 170 gsm off-grey cardboard.
Collected Fictions is made up of eight new tracks, with a total duration of something more than 32 minutes. Minimal piano chords, haunting melodic guitars, hazy synths, lo-fi drum patterns, rusted electronics and field recording tapes, all gracefully blending into a superb mixture of soothing ambient and slow moving electronica.
Beautifully mastered by George Mastrokostas (aka Absent Without Leave), Collected Fictions is a sublime album, highly recommended for devotees of The Gentleman Losers, Benoît Pioulard and Wil Bolton.