Last year Gareth Dickson released a really beautiful limited live record “Invisible String” you can still get from Norman Records (UK) or Beacon Sounds (USA). Now the new founded label Discolexique reissued his first two records on vinyl for the first time. In 2009, Drifting/Falling released Gareth Dickson’s debut album, Collected Recordings, which is a stunningly beautiful and haunting ambient folk album. Taylor Deupree liked it so much that he re-released it in 2011 on CD on his 12k label. I’m more than happy to see that it’s found its way to vinyl now because I fell in love with this record immediately back then. You find here very slow and melancholic lo-fi folk songs with a hushed voice and fingerpicked guitar interrupted by some ambient passages. However, “The Dance” is different. It’s an acoustic ambient / guitar record and just as intimate, but without vocals and is more focused on his acoustic guitar playing. “The Dance” is limited to 219 vinyl copies and “Collected Recordings” to 246 vinyl copies. The first 50 orders will get an extra cd “Collected Cassette Recordings” with 11 unreleased songs. I recommend to act fast if you want one of them.

 

“Gareth Dickson had an album out called ‘Spruce Goose’ a few years back and it was always a steady seller for us, mainly down to it having an atmospheric beauty that many folksters & acoustic types don’t quite muster. He’s quite a master at combining acoustic resonance & ambient moods. His style is definitely schooled in the shadow of Nick Drake whilst this warm echo-laden aura permeates his atmospheric plucking, strumming and thumbing, almost creating an additional instrument from his bare surroundings. His voice, employed intermittently, is hushed and melancholy, almost an afterthought to his playing which is gently exploratory, extremely calming and fascinatingly tentative with the sounds of the studio such as the creak of a chair becoming much a part of the overall tapestry. This is one of the loveliest modern acoustic works I’ve heard and the fact is I’m taking one home to soothe my weary post bank holiday bonce tells you I heartily recommend its magical purity. Collected Recordings is CD only on Drifting Falling.”  from Norman Records back in 2009

The Details

Exclusive gift with each purchase: "Collected Cassette Recordings" - bonus CD of 11 previously unreleased instrumental demos

Collected Recordings: re-issued for the very first time on vinyl.
 Limited edition LP of 246 copies only ! Free download coupon inside.

THE DANCE: re-issued for the very first time on vinyl. Limited edition of 219 copies only ! Free download coupon inside.




Each copy of "the Dance" includes an exclusive artwork insert on high-quality photographic paper, taken from a series of 13 reproductions of etchings made by Elba Villafañe in the late 1930s.

Price $37.35

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