Monday, September 01, 2008

Allister Thompson

"Infinities" 2006

An album of psychedelic folk music by a Canadian musician, influenced by early 70s British folk music and ambient music.

All songs played and recorded by Allister Thompson.

links
www.myspace.com/allisterthompson


"Mixing delicate Nick Drake Guitars with a beautiful and haunting voice, reminiscent of Alisdair Roberts or Alan Davidson, this is a high quality selection of songs that is timeless in its subtle enchantment.
Opening with “You Will Return”, it is immediately apparent that here is an artist with rare talent, the gentle rainfall guitar blending wonderfully with the contemplative lyrics to create a mesmerising slice of acoustic wizardry.
Featuring some delicately poised vocal overdubs and just the right amount of instrumental ornamentation, the album seems to flow like a river, gently caressing your soul as it talks of the joys and tears of existence, and our place in the universe, the lyrics dealing with melancholy in a sympathetic and beautiful way.
Possibly my favourite track on the album is the poignant “My Name Is Death”, concerning a farmer's meeting with death and the inevitable outcome of such a meeting, the tale orchestrated perfectly by the playing and quiet arrangement. Elsewhere on the album, “Judgement Day” is a mellow tune with some rustling percussion and a west-coast feel, whilst “Galaxies” is so beautiful it almost hurts.
With so much to enjoy and explore, this is an album you will find yourself returning to again and again, if only for the majestic “St George’s Hill”, another song tinged with sadness whilst being blessed with magic and a heart-stopping vocal delivery to take your breath away.
Available as a download from Allister's website, this is a classic in the making from an artist you will be hearing more about. Do yourself a favour and jump in early, you won’t regret a moment." (Simon Lewis, Terrascope Online)

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like this record a lot. Fine voice, good instrumentation. You should give it a listen. Where can I get the other album from him?

01 September, 2008 07:47  
Anonymous arbor said...

cool album thanks for sharing

01 September, 2008 08:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello all
I'm the Allister in question.

The other album was sold as a download by the defunct Woven Wheat Whispers.

I wasn't very happy with it sonically, so I'm rerecording some of the tunes right now...but you can still listen to the old recordings at last.fm.

06 September, 2008 05:30  

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