Aug 8, 2008

MARTYN BATES "Mystery Seas (letters written #2) " (UK, 1995)

MARTYN BATES started sending his LETTERS WRITTEN in 1982, when he released his first solo work - the highly personal character of which demanded a songform made of the most basics ( keyboards + voice). And while this work went obscured by the magnificence EYELESS IN GAZA radiated constantly, (disbanded 1986 - reformed 1993)..., a second batch of LETTERS WRITTEN, appeared after reunion. Slowly evolved themes, haunted droning keyboards, autumn/winter romantic atmospheres and Martyn`s dominating vocals (in great shape) rule again, but this time sound is a bit less monotonous, the folk scent is stronger, arrangement includes some percussion, winds and.... it is the discreet (nearly illusional) presence of PETER BECKER (co-production, percussion, vocal harmonies) that makes, behind shadows, these seas nearly as mysterious and seductive as some of the best EYELESS IN GAZA works.

"...imagination feels like poison..."

Letters Written #1, 1982

Dance of Hours (Letters Written #3), 2001

Mystery Seas (78 mb )


Anonymous said...

What a great artist!
from "EYELESS IN GAZA" mainly,
to solo efforts and the magnificent co-operations with Anne Clark.

Thank you! I was missing this one


V ! said...

The file is temporarily unavailable and it seems that it is not available somewhere else. can you reupload (is there any way to solve this out?), please ? Thank you!

LFDJ said...

new link!
"Mystery seas" reuploaded

Anonymous said...

absolutely wonderful..thank you !