MELTING VINYL PRESENTS: LOST HORIZONS + SPECIAL GUESTS
After selling out the Rialto Theatre last year, the new project of Cocteau Twins and Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde, and Dif Juz and Jesus and Mary Chain musician Richie Thomas return with full band for an even bigger show and tour in support of their critically acclaimed debut album Ojalá.
Ojalá, is a rare sighting of two gifted musicians who, for different reasons, have been largely absent from music-making for the last twenty 20 years. Yet the record is proof of a telepathic relationship through music, established when the pair first became collaborators and friends in the eighties.
For the live incarnation of the band, Lost Horizons will include three vocalists: Ed Riman aka Hilang Child and Beth Cannon, both of whom appear on the album, as well as Helen Ganya Brown who records under the alias Dog In The Snow. Chris Anderson of Crayola Lectern and Asya Fairchild of Blush complete this very special live musical incarnation.
Together, the Lost Horizons ensemble has created an hour of exquisite, expansive and diverse spellcasting, from facets of soul, to dreamier invocations like ‘She Led Me Away’ and Ojalá’s lengthiest trip, ‘The Engine’. There’s the odd louder, faster detour, like ‘Life Inside A Paradox’, but the dominant mood is a deep, rich melancholia.
‘A beautiful, haunted, haunting album; hear it’ Record Collector
‘This is a diverse collection of quality melancholia by two intuitive veterans with nothing to prove except their ability to create music to invest your soul into’ MusicOMH
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Crayola Lectern made a big splash with his debut album in 2013, which garnered critical acclaim and placed the group firmly in the dreamy worlds of pastoral psychedelia, whilst lyrically dealing with the very real issues of survival in the modern world. Always working in opposites, melancholy is offset by an irreverent wit and beauty by strangeness. It’s eccentricity belies a deep soulfulness at its core.
Musically centered around the piano, the group manages to skirt easy categorization, however Robert Wyatt and Jason Lytle from Grandaddy both expressed approving words and the fact that various members of Cardiacs feature on the recordings may also give an idea of where its heart lies. Crayola Lectern will be releasing the second album, Happy Endings in May on Onomatopoeia Recordings.
Chris Anderson and his trio of some of Brighton’s finest players (Alistair Strachan and Damo Waters) will open for Lost Horizons, with whom Chris also plays upon the piano.
STANDING // 14+ (UNDER 16s TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) // THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN KOMEDIA MAIN SPACE