ANDREW WEATHERALL ANNOUNCES “CONVENANZA”
FIRST SOLO ALBUM SINCE 2009
OUT FEBRUARY 26TH 2016 ON ROTTERS GOLF CLUB (CD/LP/DL)
‘Convenanza’ is the sound of Andrew Weatherall looking back at the clutter of a life thoroughly lived and realising it’s too late to tidy it up in any meaningful way. It would be marvellous to throw out lines about the artist exploring the periphery of his musical vision or redrawing the boundary between confrontational electronica and a fondness for a decent melody. That would however indicate some kind of preconceived plan or, failing that, a musical objective which shaped the record. Even serendipity would suggest a more organised approach to the album than was actually the case.
Many years of listening to music with a unique ear has resulted in the disordered cabinet of highlights, touchstones, revelations and half recalled good times that make up being Lord Sabre. Andrew and his long time fellow recusant Nina Walsh met up in her studio following their enjoyable collaboration as ‘The Woodleigh Research Facility’ with a view to ‘doing something’ and started tinkering around with the bare bones of some rhythm, top lines and loose vocal meanderings Nina had had sitting on the shelf for a while.
02 Frankfurt Advice
03 The Confidence Man
04 The Last Walk
05 Kicking the River
07 We Count The Stars
08 Thirteenth Night
09 Ghosts Again