Lightningheart Records presents; Something Old, Something New - A Ltd Edition Fuzzy First Label Compilation Release!
Something Old, Something New is the first compilation CD from Lightningheart Records, and follows a simple premise; 5 acts, 2 songs each, one song being old and one song being new.
To be more precise, the new track was to be recorded in any way possible within 7 days of the compilation being announced, and could sound as lofi or hifi as possible, as long as the song shone through. This deadline was kind-of kept to by all parties.
This is the second main physical release from fairly-new-mainly-digital label Lightningheart Records, and the packaging has been made especially special, with the cd being housed in a mostly-handwritten cardboard sleeve, of one of five different colours. To add that special warm fuzzy quality, the front of the sleeve is adorned by a snazzy lightningheart logo made out of felt. You can try and hug it whilst listening to the music; It probably can't hug back.
Unless of course, you count the music as a hugging tool of choice. Ben Forrester's songs are full of youthful hopefulness, coupled with an intelligence in songwriting that makes his tracks instantly memorable, carried by his award-winning charisma. In fact, days later, the melodies will still be circling around in your head.
The music of capitalH is also full of the before-mentioned hopefulness, with each track intimately telling stories of love, or loss, or sometimes both. In a perfect world, his music would be all over your favourite american television programmes, at those pivotal scenes where the guy almost gets the girl. Epic stuff.
Then we come to the intimate storytelling of Liam Middleton, who takes you further into his world with every line, taking the most amazing moments of life, and stretching them over beautifully picked guitar lines, until they fit perfectly. Truly songs to keep you warm on a cold day.
teamABC will also keep you warm on a cold day, but in more of a "get up and dance until you are warm" way. His miniture pop songs build up to choruses of involving ghosts, hurricanes and other such metaphors, and his imaginery orchestra manage to complement every line. Also falls under the "songs you can't get out of your head" category.
Finally, but by no means least, the acoustic pop of Torrill Bainbridge. Her mellow, distinctive vocals act as a brilliant vessel for carrying her short stories in song form. Each of her songs takes you into it's own little world, with the rest of the instrumentation providing the soundtrack.
The release is limited to 100 numbered copies, and there will only be one run/pressing/sticking/gluing/writing.
As we go into freezing cold months with threats of epic financial disasters, what better way to spend £2.60 (inc. p+p)? The store is <a href="http://www.lightningheart.bigcartel.com">here!</a>
You can hear the "new" tracks from the CD on the Lightningheart Records myspace page - http://www.myspace.com/lightningheartrecords - And also see more pictures and stuff too!
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