Radio Songs Dave Rowntree

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Label: Cooking Vinyl

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Interpret: Dave Rowntree

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  • 1Devil's Island03:13
  • 2Downtown03:36
  • 3London Bridge03:18
  • 41000 Miles04:30
  • 5Hk03:59
  • 6Tape Measure02:58
  • 7Machines Like Me04:03
  • 8Black Sheep02:56
  • 9Volcano05:07
  • 10Who's Asking03:50
  • Total Runtime37:30

Info zu Radio Songs

Debüt-Soloalbum von Dave Rowntree, der vor allem als Schlagzeuger von Blur bekannt ist. Es ist ein Album, das viele Leute überraschen wird, denn es ist ein elektronisch basiertes Album mit orchestralen Einsprengseln, gefüllt mit großartigen, melodiösen Songs, die von Rowntrees sicherem und ausdrucksstarkem Gesang vorgetragen werden. Während er im Laufe der Jahre auf vielen Blur-Alben und auf der Bühne während ihrer Live-Sets Backing Vocals beigesteuert hat, ist dies das erste Mal, dass der Schlagzeuger selbst als Sänger vor das Mikrofon tritt.

Er sagt, dass er die Aussicht darauf nicht besonders entmutigend fand. Produziert von Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts), mit Co-Autoren wie Gary Go und Högni Egilsson und mitreißenden Orchestrierungen, die in Budapest aufgenommen wurden, ist Radio Songs ein klanglich ausladendes, aber auch sehr persönliches Album.

"Getragen wird das Album von einer elektronisch inspirierten, oft recht melancholischen Musik sowie orchestralen Sounds.​ Charakteristisches Element ist Rowntrees typisch englische, sonore und auch leicht schnoddrige Stimme.​" (STEREO)

Dave Rowntree

Dave Rowntree
Born in Colchester, Essex, Rowntree was born to musical parents – Susan, a viola player, and John, a sound engineer at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). He attended the Gilberd School, Colchester during the week, and the Landermere Music School, Thorpe-le-Soken, at weekends, where he studied percussion. He played percussion with his father in the Colchester Silver Band, a brass band.

Rowntree had played in bands with Blur guitarist Graham Coxon while the two were growing up in Colchester and knew Coxon's father who taught jazz classes at Landermere. In 1989 Coxon introduced Rowntree to Damon Albarn, who was forming a band around Goldsmiths, University of London. Rowntree was asked to join, and left his job and moved to London. With the addition of Alex James, and after many name changes, the band settled on and “Blur” and was quickly signed to EMI.

Blur's debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as The Kinks, The Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995). As a result, the band helped to popularise the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a chart battle with rival band Oasis in 1995 dubbed "The Battle of Britpop".

In recording their follow-up, Blur (1997), the band underwent another reinvention, showing influence from the lo-fi style of American indie rock groups. "Song 2", one of the album's singles, brought Blur mainstream success in the United States. Their next album, 13 (1999) saw the band members experimenting with electronic and gospel music, and featured more personal lyrics from Albarn. After a 2003 tour without Coxon, Blur did no studio work or touring as a band, as members engaged in other projects. In 2009 Blur reunited, with Coxon back in the fold, for a series of concerts and have continued to release several singles and retrospective releases.

In 2012, Blur received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and made special appearance s at the 2012 Brit Awards as well as the Olympic games in London.

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