1,2,…3 here we go now – ALL new things (updated regularly) here:
1. New Single of Stuart A. Staples leaked on Streaming Services , called “Memory of Love” – Available on Apple Music; Spotify et al. – also available to buy via Amazon Music, Itunes et al Download Platforms
check here: https://stuartastaples.lnk.to/Arrhythmia
source(s): website / apps screenshots of the Single on Spotify, Itunes & amazon music
Video of that track, via The Quietus http://thequietus.com/articles/24364-stuart-a-staples-new-video
2. New Stuart A. Staples (his 3rd) Solo Album, called “Arrhythmia“, out June 15th 2018 on CitySlang
please check out more Details here too: https://cityslang.com/releases/stuart-a-staples-arrhythmia
- A New Real 05:13
- Memories Of Love 10:34
- Step Into The Grey 07:28
- Music For A Year In Small Paintings 30:52
“Staples sings and plays guitar, bass, chimes, q-chord, philichorda, bells, Wurlitzer piano and vibraphone on the album. Arrhythmia also features Dan Mckinna (piano), Thomas Belhom (drums), Seb Rochford (drums), Julian Siegel (clarinet, quartet arrangement), David Boulter (musical saw), and Neil Fraser (guitar).” (source: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/stuart_a._staples_of_tindersticks_announces_new_solo_album_shares_new_song_ )
from the City Slang website Press-Release:
June 15, 2018 | Slang50156
Stuart A. Staples releases Arrhythmia on 15 June via City Slang, his first solo album in thirteen years. Arrhythmia is immersive and experimental, both recognisably the work of the Tindersticks’ frontman and simultaneously a stand-alone, unique piece of work. It’s a provocative album where electronic experimentations and rare multi-instrumentations interweave, wrapping themselves around unconventional but utterly spellbinding song structures.
Written in what Stuart A. Staples describes as “a lost year”, Arrhythmia began on Christmas day 2016 when he was drawn to the studio to record the beginnings of A new real, the album’s hypnotic opener of glitchy electronic loops with a sly nod to disco. A year later the entire album was complete, a process which involved Staples struggling between his own free sense of timing and more mechanical rhythms and what he describes as “a growing need for each song to take a turn, to lead them into strange places, keeping the feeling or effect of the song, but only as a memory.”
The second track Memories of love is indicative of Arrhythmia’s time-less experimentation and musical exploration. A stark and delicate melancholy opens up to rich and increasingly vivid chiming bells. There’s a feeling that the song has two diversely distinct parts unexpectedly, yet perfectly, married. Closing side 1, Step into the grey offers a dark romanticism reminiscent of early Tindersticks with a crescendo of freestyle percussion and strings.
Side 2 of the album consists of a 30 minute instrumental track Music for ‘A year in small paintings’. The piece began its evolution back in 2012 when filmmaker, and long-time Staples collaborator, Claire Denis first saw the serial of works by the painter (and Staples’ partner) Suzanne Osborne and wanted to turn these 365 oil paintings of the sky into a film. As friends and musicians passed through Staples’ studio he asked them to watch and react to the paintings. As Staples explains “From these recordings, I chipped away at its form, guiding and editing. Each time there was an exhibition of the work there was a newly evolved version of the music to accompany it.” Eventually the creative process came full circle when Claire Denis’ film Un beau soliel interieur (transl. Let the Sunshine In), featured the paintings, and their music became inextricably linked to the film’s soundtrack. Improvisations of the themes from Music for ‘A year in small paintings’ were also contributed by The Julian Siegel Quartet.”
BTW new Stuart A. Staples Artists pages include facebook (a bit older ) and a new bandcamp website:
3. New Official Webshop is available at: https://tindersticks.bingomerch.com/
the shop includes CD, LP and Limited Vinyl version ((SOLD OUT) 300 pieces – numbered & handprinted by Stuart A. Staples & Suzanne Osbourne & Tom Phelan, also signed by SAS) and a digital download (mp3 and other formats through the bandcamp shop) version of the new album.
Description of the new Limited LP version:
“This item and all items ordered with it will ship on or around June 15, 2018 You will receive the first single “Memories of Love” as instant download.
180g Black Vinyl in a hand numbered and hand printed limited edition sleeve. Limited to 300 pieces worldwide.
The sleeve image of this limited edition is a 3 colour woodblock print, hand-cut and hand-printed from three separate blocks on matte white Ouvre 200 gsm paper. Taken from an original photograph by Stuart. Made at Black Spot Press, Vienna, 12 – 17 March 2018 by Tom Phelan, Suzanne Osborne and Stuart. Watch the making of here:
and last, but not least:
from the recent facebook posting:
“… Today also sees the opening of the new tindersticks website and shop and the start of general tindersticks activity”
So, new material may come up in future times – Let’s hope they’ll add soon some anniversary releases and/or new tindersticks releases :)