Tim Bowness releases the haunting and mesmerising ‘Northern Rain’
Taken from Tim's forthcoming sixth solo outing “Late Night Laments” (released on InsideOutMusic on August 28th, 2020), the song was mixed by his longtime partner in no-man Steven Wilson and mastered by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout).
Co-produced by Bowness and Brian Hulse, ‘Northern Rain’ combines electronic soundscapes and acoustic percussion with a powerfully emotional lyric and melody. Melanie Woods (Sidi Bou Said / Knifeworld) and Evan Carson (Kate Rusby / iamthemorning) guest.
Peter Chilvers - who mainly creates visuals for Brian Eno - is responsible for the video which can be viewed here:
Bowness comments: 'To an extent, this is about a person seeing their partner slowly descend into the fog of dementia, reflecting on their life together and coming to terms with their powerlessness and eventual demise, and the ever-changing nature of the world. I’m more of a ‘rage against the dying of the light’ person, but this is a song of blissful acceptance.'
“Late Night Laments” offers a collection of lush, atmospheric songs with a wide lyrical scope and represents the most intimate yet universal of Bowness’s solo releases. Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin and Classical percussionist Tom Atherton also contribute, and Jarrod Gosling (I Monster) is responsible for the detailed artwork.
“Late Night Laments” will be released as Limited Edition 2CD digipak including five additional studio recordings, as Gatefold LP plus CD, and digital album.
An exclusive transparent blue edition (600 copies) plus signed art print is available only at BurningShed.com.
Tim Bowness is primarily known as vocalist/co-writer with the band no-man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson.
In addition to releasing seven studio albums and a documentary DVD with no-man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice (on her Italian Top 20 album “Viaggio In Italia”), Mercury Prize nominated Banco De Gaia, Robert Fripp, Peter Hammill, Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera and many others.
Tim recorded the album “Flame” (1994) with Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree/ex-Japan), co-produced/co-wrote the acclaimed “Talking With Strangers” (2009) for Judy Dyble (ex-Fairport Convention), and has had a long-term collaborative partnership with Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno/Karl Hyde).
Tim's recent quartet of solo releases on InsideOutMusic/Sony have entered the official UK Top 5 Rock, Progressive, and Vinyl charts, as well as the official Scottish charts. Along with Steven Wilson, he is also the co-host of “The Album Years”, which has reached the Top 5 Music Podcast charts in over 25 countries (#1 in 10).