Disappear by Horsebeach. Phil Cooper. Phil Cooper Takes me back to my Indie obsessions Favorite track: Disappear. Alexey Karavaev. Ben Martin-Denham. Troika Disappear - Horsebeach - Disappear / Let You Down (Vinyl). Gemma Quevedo. Nick Sharp. Tyler Harper. Carlos Roberto. Charles Lawrence, Disappear - Horsebeach - Disappear / Let You Down (Vinyl). So Kajimoto. Marco Bruns. Saranne Huxton. Daniel Singleton. Paul Biggins. Mark Sanford.
Steve Moore. Ditching Boy. Daniel Culshaw. Bent Mortensen. Dr New Tone. Mr J J Matthews. Bruce Dale. Raymond Smith. Disappear - Horsebeach - Disappear / Let You Down (Vinyl) Shaw. Robert Broaders. Ian Pople. Heiko Stratmann. Joe Goddard. Perfect for the head. Recorded in and around Tokyo hotel rooms, apartments and studios, the album is a badly lit stroll through Tokyo's winding streets, stopping in only the most questionable bars.
Despite its seemingly overpopulated centres, there is often a strange isolation. This Isolation would be the fuel behind "the Unforgiving Current". After moving to Tokyo early Kennedy began work on the album.
Amidst language and work issues his rosey outlook soon dimmed and what follows is Kennedy's exploration and loneliness in this foreign land. Previous musical similarities may be unearthed but what runs through this record is a vein of dare I say mature introspection which sets Disappear - Horsebeach - Disappear / Let You Down (Vinyl) apart from previous works.
So unpacking his mini studio and opening the notebook, the bedroom auteur embarked on his mid-career masterpiece, plunging into lyrical depths on existence, ennui, affection and introspection.
His voice, still coloured with the disarming fragility of old, is more mature and confident and the music keeps getting higher and higher. The final three tracks mark a triumphant return to the pensive jangle and C86 haze of the earliest Horsebeach work, an emphatic reminder that you have to go away before you can come home.
Excellent stuff. Opening with the subtle rumble of early morning Chinatown, a hazy instrumental sharpens into focus with languid guitars, gently welcoming you into a dream of Kennedy's creation. The summery groove and pop majesty of 'It's Alright' soon sends you spinning into infinity, cares eased by the warm tones of chiming guitars, while Beth de Cent's smokey vocals come together in perfect harmony with Kennedy's.
Opening the B-side with a masterful subtlety, synth led instrumental 'Midnight Pt. The antithesis of over-serious hipster cool, the earnestly emotional lyrics, anthemic chords and shimmering should be enough to prompt John Hughes to rise again and make a much needed sequel to The Breakfast Club.
Alive with lyrical depth, melodic intricacy and lush production, 'II' is the work of a confident and mature multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, and it's your new favourite LP.
When married to songs as beautiful as this, the result is another superb instalment from our Mancunian maestro. Ryan Kennedy has been making music ever since he was a young teenager. Now in his early 20's, his dreams and desires have finally been distilled into this, his debut album. Written over the space of a year, but recorded in a fortnight, straight to tape, in Ryan's central Manchester flat, 'Horsebeach' is a gorgeous journey through Northern, jangly, dreamy guitar Disappear - Horsebeach - Disappear / Let You Down (Vinyl).
From as far back as The Wake, through the now de rigeur C86, this is bedroom introspection gone widescreen. Gorgeous songs of love and longing, this music has a lilting, drifting quality, sometimes reminiscent of Felt, or of a meandering, jangle-tastic Real Estate, of whom Ryan is clearly a fan.
Chiming guitars, brooding melodies, thoughtful words. With no press to speak of and just a handful of spins on 6 Music, the album managed to become the Piccadilly Records surprise smash of the summer.
Disappear - Horsebeach - Disappear / Let You Down (Vinyl) is a gorgeous journey through old-school, jangly, dreamy guitar pop. From as far back as Factory Records' The Wake, via Felt, the DIY ethic of C86 and right up to the present day the kind of wistful sounds heard on Captured Tracks this is lovely, considered, melancholy music where guitars chime, words provoke, and melodies meander beautifully.
There's quite a few bands mining this peculiarly English sound right now, most of them Stateside, and a first listen to Horsebeach could well put you in mind of the best of them: Real Estate.
It's in the ringing, shimmering guitars and sense of longing, but it's also in a shared love that's not like any other love. This one is different because it's The Smiths! Nothing is implied, Kennedy's heart is emblazoned right upon his sleeve.
It's been 30 odd years so why not? Geographically and spiritually it's there in his blood, so to jingle like Johnny and murmur like Moz is clearly the most natural thing in the world. The boy can't help it! That's probably what's made the album such a hit in our shop.
That and an accidental kinship with the burgeoning Mancunian Balearic collective. The tranquil, breezy drift of a number of tracks coupled with those hazy echoes of Smithsonia. That gentle sound, coming round again. Stano Anthology. Tim Koh In Your Dreams. Club Paradise Growing Up. Back in stock Singu Siki. Back in stock Trance Tapes.
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