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Coloured vinyl 2LP (disc one green, disc two blue) in PVC outer sleeve with printed
text, 350gsm wide spined sleeve on uncoated/reverse board, 16pg booklet on
standard paper with contributions from all featured artists and digital download code.

Lost Horizons release their new album ‘In Quiet Moments' via Bella Union. The album
features a stellar array of musical guests including John Grant, C Duncan, Marissa
Nadler, Porridge Radio, Penelope Isles, Karen Peris (the innocence mission), Tim
Smith (Midlake), Ren Harvieu and many more. ? In 2017, Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas had both abstained from making
music for 20 years until they united as Lost Horizons and released a stunning debut
album, ‘Ojalá' - the Spanish word for ‘hopefully' or ‘God willing.' ? “These days, we need hope more than ever, for a better world.” Thomas said at the
time. “And this album has given me a lot of hope. To reconnect with music.... And
the hope for another Lost Horizons record!” Thomas' hopes had a mixed response. ? On the plus side, the new Lost Horizons album ‘In Quiet Moments' is an even
stronger successor to ‘Ojalá' with another distinguished cast of guest singers and a
handful of supporting instrumentalists embellishing the core duo's gorgeously freeflowing and loose-limbed blueprint that one writer astutely labelled, “melancholydelia.” ? On the minus side, any hope for a better world, as Earth continues to freefall toward
political and social meltdown. Then, to make matters worse, as Raymonde and
Thomas buckled down to create the improvised bedrock that Lost Horizons is built
on, the former's mother died. At least Raymonde had a way to channel his grief.
“The way improvisation works,” he says, “it's just what's going on with your body at
the time, to let it out.” ? Raymonde (bass, guitar, keyboards, production) and Thomas (drums, occasional
keys and guitar) forged ahead, creating 16 instrumental tracks to send to
prospective guests. When he did, Raymonde suggested a guiding theme for their
lyrics: “death and rebirth. Of loved ones, of ideals, at an age when many artists that
have inspired us are also dead, and the planet isn't far behind. But I also said, ‘The
most important part is to just do your own thing, and have fun.'” ? Lost Horizons' melancholy-delia also feels buoyed aloft by airy currents, informed in
part by Raymonde and Thomas' former respective bands: the legendary Cocteau
Twins and Dif Juz. Their former bands were labelmates on 4AD in the mid-80s,
which is how they first met. ? “I think ‘In Quiet Moments' is more in the direction of where we're going,” Thomas
concludes. “People have retreated into their lives and, in those quiet moments,
reflected on the world, how we fit in and who we and trust. Maybe the next album
will be about rebellion! But the road is long and winding. We just need to express
ourselves in how we feel at the time.”

  • Rock & Pop

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