Closing Time

£ 12.99


When unassuming young Orkney music-maker Erland Cooper picked up his guitar and travelled the length of the country to play a show in London's Notting Hill, little did he know that a chance encounter with musical veteran Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad and The Queen, and Gorillaz) would be the start of a unique songwriting friendship.

Together they formed Erland and The Carnival and now, nearly a decade later, arrives 'Closing Time' - the band's third, most accomplished album yet. Opening a new chapter, 'Closing Time' is an understated, inward looking collection of songs that feature stunning string arrangements and Erland's impassioned vocals at centre stage. But rather than the modern folk adaptations of traditional songs, children's poems, and ancient literature on the band's earlier albums or the pair's recent conceptual folklore project The Magnetic North, this time the band tell tales of a more personal nature. 'Closing Time' is the very first time the listener can truly hear the wholly collaborative process that is Erland and The Carnival.

Lyrical and musical duties have always been shared, yet here the combined creativity of the pair's working friendship is only solidified with Erland taking a more 'hands on' approach to production, and the strings, brought about by the album's unashamed twisted and selfish love song 'Quiet Love', scored by Simon before being recorded by a quartet in his living room one afternoon.

Recorded in Damon Albarn's studio13 with previous Erland & The Carnival engineer Steve Sedgewick and mixed by London Grammar producer Tim Bran, despite creating more than 40 songs in the process of writing the album.

Closing Time
Quiet Love
I Am Joan
Is It Long 'Til It's Over?
Birth Of A Nation
That's The Way It Should Have Begun (But It's Hopeless)
They're Talking About You Again
Format: LP
Label: Full Time Hobby
Catalogue numbers: FTH206LP

Phonographic Copyright (p)-Full Time Hobby
Copyright (c)-Full Time Hobby
Mastered At-Electric Mastering

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Label Code-LC14591
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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