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  • HOPE LIES CONSTANT IN THE MOUTH | Raft

Raft began as a recording project, a trio of Clayton Thomas (double bass), Andy Moor (guitar) and Steve Heather (drums). They got together to record a set of improvised pieces in a Berlin studio in 2012. Sofia Jernberg (voice) was invited later: she added her vocal improvisations and sung words written by both herself and Steve to the original music.

Despite the slightly haphazard birth of this unusual quartet the remarkably coherent sound world that it produces makes it feel really like a band. Steve, Andy and Clayton do have quite a long musicial history together, and they make the music flow. Clayton and Steve provide a dynamic rhythm section over which’s sturdiness Andy’s guitar has great freedom to fly. The addition of Sofia’s vocals simply make all of them sound even better, it has turned the music into wonderful songs.

Hope Lies Constant In The Mouth is a collection of fresh, lean, catchy rhythmic tunes with no excess: all gristle fat and bones removed.

RAFT

  1. Andy Moor - guitar
  2. Steve Heather - drums
  3. Clayton Thomas - double bass
  4. Sofia Jernberg - voice

TRACKLIST

  1. Bowline Intertwined
  2. Bumper Mesh
  3. Halter And Bend
  4. Overhand Lorry
  5. Snarl And Hitch
  6. Tie Me Swiftly
  7. Overhead Lorry
Tie Me Swiftly

Clayton Thomas
Clayton Thomas
Andy Moor
Andy Moor. Photo by Matias Corral.
Sofia Jernberg photo Ziga Koritnik
Sofia Jernberg. Photo by Ziga Koritnik.
SteveHeather
Steve Heather. Photo by Uli Templin.

HOPE LIES CONSTANT IN THE MOUTH | Raft

  • Catalogue #: 49UD
  • Format: Digital
  • Release date: 2015
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €6.00


Tags: Steve Heather, Clayton Thomas, Sofia Jernberg, Andy Moor