John Parish – LBS End Titles


John Parish ia a name that will be largely known by most muso’s for being the musical right hand man and collaborator to PJ Harvey recording and producing all 8 of her albums and also for producing albums for the likes of Eels, Calexico and Sparklehorse.

As well as producing a vast number of artist he is also a pretty consistent solo artist in his own right and has recorded and released a number of albums, all of which are worth a look. With his latest album Screenplay displays his knowledge of how to layer melodies.

LBS End Titles is taken from the album which is a collection f Soundtracks that Parish has recorded for the films Sister and Little Black Spiders which is out later this year. The End Titles for me sound quite eerily reminiscent to the Donnie Darco Soundtrack mixed with and almost Cocteau Twins style of echoing guitars. The Melodies just constantly build in layers folding over and over again as more and more instruments add in their parts.

It’s the sort of sound track that to me brings up the kind of stark images of Scandinavian Countryside, or a naive view of the world. There are elements of Jan Tiersen and Efterklang about the melodies which just glisten beautifully.

Screenplay is out on April 14th and I think this is a sign of whats to come from the album.

About bigjeffbristol

I am someone from Bristol in England who is deeply obsessed with live music! its pretty much like an OCD styled obsession that means pretty much every night I am out. I like being down the fron for shows, because then I can feel the music pulsing through me and I am not going to lie to you, I like to dance a lot. Which can make me at times incredibly annoying because of being 6ft4 tall with blonde curly locks so I am the Thoroughly Annoying Blonde!. and I like to preach my geeky musical inertia to people!
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