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Spiral Again

by Historian

Historian's sixth record isn’t quite a folk album, and certainly isn’t a rock album. More like the lovechild of Leonard Cohen and Brian Eno or the space rock equivalent to Springsteen’s Nebraska.
Genre: Rock: Space Rock
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1. Spiral Again
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2. Another Chance
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3. Yesterday
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4. Don’t Look Backwards
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5. Could You Be?
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6. Dying Breed
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7. Into the Ether
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8. Eventually
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9. Pale Rider
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10. Small Line
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11. Lost for Words
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Recorded and mixed by Chris Karman and Augustus Green
Except “Could You Be?” mixed by Be Hussey

Produced by Chris Karman

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

All songs written by Chris Karman (Bleeding Solar Power Music, ASCAP)

Historian:
Chris Karman – vocals, guitar, synth, organ, rhodes
John Bottrell – bass, synth bass
Ennio Liverani - drums

Additional musicians:
Pete Jacobson - cello
Amy Karman - Harmonica

Design by Leslie Andrew Ridings

The acoustic-based Spiral Again is Historian's most personal album to date. It is a more homespun and intimate affair than its predecessors, four and a half years in the making. Stripped of its defenses, the lean tracks were crafted between the full blown orchestral album sessions. It isn’t quite a folk album, and certainly isn’t a rock album. More like the lovechild of Leonard Cohen and Brian Eno or the space rock equivalent to Springsteen’s Nebraska. Some songs eschew verses and choruses altogether, creating ethereal vignettes which emphasize mood over structure.

“I have a tendency to spin out mentally and ruminate over things,” Karman explains. “Spiral Again is really my attempt at capturing the feeling I get, alone in the middle of the night. There’s an air of mystery, sadness, longing and tinge of joy. It’s a fairly indescribable moment that I feel I was able to tap and sustain for an entire record.” Indeed, the songs on Spiral Again tap into the current cultural zeitgeist, telling of a world that is unrecognizable, and the futile process of waiting for it to return to normalcy when old methods of coping no longer make sense.

"Historian never fail to amaze. If you’re looking for a sound you can rest your heavy head to, then look no further." - Mark McCorville, God Is In the TV/Lost In the Manor

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