Sweet Billy Pilgrim Biography
Music by Sweet Billy Pilgrim is the first amazingly beautiful, but it is a shy beauty - a lingering atmosphere and a remote-click in the windows at night church built from litter-Tracks glass love that look to the day when even the children are forgotten Strangers tell me their Heart Breaker Fountains throw back their coins And just when you start to feel skeptical in tatters singer Tim Else Burg - Shaggy and dour twisted pleasure from his melodies with a shy croak and a lovely humming
Sweet Billy Pilgrim is an example of the English atmospheric art-pop and the is natural that they would release their second album, Twice-born men of David Sylvian's label SamadhiSound Even compared to a Radiohead or Elbow Sweet Billy Pilgrim achieve a sublimebalance between hooks and their temper their ambitions and their humility
They also have a sense of humor Else Burg still slapped himself to tell an interviewer that the twice-born men is a love album - but "not in a Barry White way" It is a fair description Twice-born men "is a kind of concept album in the loosest sense says Else Burg" It starts at the end of the heart's little journey and then works its way back to the top which is actually the end anyway "
In the years since their 2005 debut We did exactly what happened and no one has mixed the Sylvian Steve Jensen and Steve Adey toured to international attention with a celebrated appearance at the Point Festival (both in Norway and London) and is currently working with other Britishe artist Åmark on a commission for the BBC trio of Else Burg, Anthony Bishop (bass banjo) and Alistair Hamer (drums) create a balance between the loops and textures wrung from laptop computers and the sharp tones of a banjo bass clarinet and sharp guitars bring a ramshackle glory opening single "The Truth Only Smiles", a trimmed dishwasher introduces treacherous love "Calypso" Else Burg explains his strategy: "I like when a piece of music seems to grow from a number of points where no sound will be the focus of necessity, all carefully feed the texture and atmosphere as sense when something does not jump out of the mix - like a voice say - the effect is even more "
Their love ballads as love is beside the shapeless: take dripping heartbreak of" Long Shore Operations "or breeze-brushed guitar and delicious afterglow of "Joy Maker Machine" album ends with "It is the walk" as a harmonium thick with the church dust drones a hymn Else Burg spreads his own voice 30 times to play the part of the congregation - "rich old lady drunk little kid wannabe opera singers distracted teen tone-deaf Miners' The heavenly despite the
In their review of us just did what happened to Ian Mathers of Stylus wrote "Sweet Billy Pilgrim's debut album has swallowed me whole" It is even more likely with twice born men enriched a sadder and even more compelling experience Else Burg sounds almost embarrassed to explain it - afraid it will sound pretentious or pompous, but there's nothing pompous about his beliefs or about the voiceyou as close to the album mix all just average people and all just a short distance from a panting quite transformative love
One of 12 nominees for the 2009 Mercury Music Awards
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