Departures

by Message To Bears

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"Full length CD album from Jerome aka Message to Bears, Oxfords premiere ambient folker. Here he brings us 10 tracks of his gorgeous acoustic guitar driven melancholy, beginning with the the aptly titled “Running Through Woodland”, the track sets a menacing pace with layers of guitars and cellos. “Hidden Beneath” is driven by a stomping pulse and delightful percussion. Plenty of glock action and viola sweeps, uplifting choral vocals and delicate piano lines, this is Jerome at his finest yet, showcasing a brilliant melodic ability, combining classical instrumentation into a folk/pop structure taking cues from bands such as Explosions in the Sky. This is an album that will leave you speechless every time you listen as you uncover new hidden details, textures and melodies. I couldn’t be prouder to release this." - Dead Pilot Records

credits

released July 6, 2009

Composed and performed by Jerome Alexander at Message To Bears' studio in Bristol. Viola on track 2 performed by Tim Gill. Vocals on track 8 performed by Gemma Alexander. Artwork by Zoe Powell.

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Message To Bears London, UK

Message To Bears is the musical alias of English composer and multi-instrumentalist Jerome Alexander.

Alexander creates beautiful soundscapes by interweaving acoustic guitar, piano, electronics, ethereal samples, strings and hushed vocals.

Press enquiries - jeff.schofield@typepr.com

For all other enquiries contact - messagetobears@live.com
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