Ben Howard - Noonday Dream album
Ambitious tracks Nica Libres at Dusk and A Boat to an Island, Pt. 2, Agatha’s Song move like short films, with Howard’s low voice providing poetic narration
With full album download code and sticker. Ben Howard official web store exclusive format with a bonus 7" Single. Cat 6748945 is for the LP Cat 6748948 is for the 7". Engineered at Sawmills, Cornwall; Le Manoir de Leon, France; Middle Farm Studios, Devon; Life on the Hillside, Devon & Black Rock, Cornwall.
Doron Selfor LEAKALBUMS May 25, 2018.
Album Songs and Lyrics. 1. A Boat To an Island On the Wall. 2. A Boat To an Island, Pt. 2, Agatha's Song.
Noonday Dream was produced by Ben and bandmate Mickey Smith. The album was recorded between studios in southwest France and southwest England. The transformation and development in Ben’s writing from his hugely successful debut back in 2011, to the immersive darkness of I Forget Where We Were, and now on the cusp of another new sonic phase in Noonday Dream, should cement his status as one of the UK’s most gifted and unpredictable of artists. I think that this album is going to divide Ben Howard fans. I thought his last album was a huge step on from his first – and at the time I described how it reminded me of listening to John Martyn transitioning from folk singer to a more rock/ jazz based artist. Ben has moved on again and what we have here is perhaps a natural development from the last album to a ‘post-rock’ soundscapes type of experience.
Noonday Dream is the third album by British singer-songwriter Ben Howard, released on 1 June 2018.
Noonday Dream, the third studio record by the English singer-songwriter Ben Howard, transports the listener right from its opening moments. To start, one must first examine the album's sleeve art, a photograph of Howard hunched amongst a group of rocks in a desert, so distant in the shot that for a moment he appears to be a rock himself. Over the course of its six and a half minute runtime "Nica Libres at Dusk" creates a distinctive and inviting atmosphere. In contemplating the vast and lonely space where human life rarely treads for long, Howard ably paints a sonic picture of this sand-swept landscape. Noonday Dream follows the lead established by "Nica Libres at Dusk" for the remainder of its nine tracks. These are spacey, often free-form songs, a clear and distinct break from Howard's previous two LPs, 2011's Every Kingdom and 2014's I Forget Where We Were.
|1||Nica Libres At Dusk||6:34|
|2||Towing The Line||3:55|
|3||A Boat To An Island On The Wall||7:00|
|4||What The Moon Does||5:20|
|5||Someone In The Doorway||4:56|
|6||All Down The Mines (interlude)||0:46|
|8||A Boat To An Island, Part II / Agatha's Song||4:53|
|9||There's Your Man||4:38|
NotesSigned Limited Edition copy of Noonday Dream on CD, only available online with HMV
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0602567489412
|6748941||Ben Howard||Noonday Dream (2xLP, Album, 180)||Island Records||6748941||UK & Europe||2018|
|none||Ben Howard||Noonday Dream (CDr, Album, Num, Promo)||Tôt Ou Tard||none||France||2018|
|B0028519-02||Ben Howard||Noonday Dream (CD, Album)||Republic Records||B0028519-02||US||2018|
|6748945, 6748948||Ben Howard||Noonday Dream (2xLP, Album, 180 + 7", S/Sided, Single + Dlx, Ltd)||Island Records, Island Records||6748945, 6748948||Europe||2018|
|6748944||Ben Howard||Noonday Dream (CD, Album)||Island Records||6748944||Europe||2018|