more from
VHF

ILK - Canticle

by Richard Youngs (VHF)

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
05:39
6.
7.

about

Outrageous album of prog rock from Richard Youngs and Andrew Paine's ILK. Canticle is a long promised follow-up to the group's 1998 CD Zenith, which was released on Richard's No Fans label. Unlike Richard's more "minimalist" solo records, Ilk drapes his songs and voice in thick layers of heavy jams, and then piles on the production tricks, vocal layers, Steve Howe-style leads, synth bleeps, and other racket in beautifully intricate arrangements. Canticle is clearly influenced by the classic UK progressives but unmistakably contemporary. "A Guiding Principle" and "Landsong" marry Richard and Andrew's multi-tracked voices with over the top full rock-band arrangements. "Honour's Prospect" mixes mystical narration with some searing fuzz-guitar leads, and is followed by the bass-heavy march of "The Weight of Stars." "Tilling" shimmers and echoes, leading into the spacey and cosmic "Outward & Homeward." The folky "Of Souls" serves as a fittingly simple epilogue to the suite. Veronica Rennie's cover art completes the package in highly appropriate style.

credits

released March 8, 2017

Andrew Paine: vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, 6 string acoustic guitar, mandolin, sound synthesis, keyboards, drums & cymbals, percussion, narration

Richard Youngs: vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitar, epinette des vosges, sound synthesis, keyboards, autoharp, drums & cymbals, percussion

Norifumi Shimogawa: cymbals on A Guiding Principle

All lyrics and sound-thoughts: Paine/Youngs

Artwork: Veronica Rennie

Recorded in Glasgow 2004

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Richard Youngs (VHF) Glasgow, UK

contact / help

Contact Richard Youngs (VHF)

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code