Unguarded

Tim Burgess has done an album with Peter Gordon, due out on Tim’s O Genesis label in early September. Tim’s work outside The Charlatans is full of surprises, from various guest vocal performances to his solo album written with Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner. This is the furthest from Madchester and Britpop yet- and it seems unfair to continue to pigeonhole both Tim and The Charlatans with those two labels. Peter Gordon is a New York based composer, experimental jazz, film scores and so on. He worked closely with Arthur Russell and his own Love Of Life Orchestra recordings are well worth checking out. The first song from Same Language Different Worlds came out digitally in June and is a little wonder, pitter-patter drumming and a drifting sax, swirling aquatic melodies and Tim’s hazy vocals floating along on top.

A second song, Begin, has appeared online this month- metallic percussion, some synths and more phased vocals. All in all, it’s a long way from Knebworth 1996.

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