1,2 … 3 Big News: New 3rd Stuart A. Staples Solo Album called “Arrhythmia” out June 15th 2018 & New Single “Memory of Love” available on Streaming Services now !

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

Cover:

source: cover album featured on City Slang artist release website (https://cityslang.com/releases/stuart-a-staples-arrhythmia)

TRACKLIST:

  1. A New Real 05:13
  2. Memories Of Love 10:34
  3. Step Into The Grey 07:28
  4. Music For A Year In Small Paintings 30:52

 

MUSICAL CREDITS:

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).”  (sourcehttp://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/stuart_a._staples_of_tindersticks_announces_new_solo_album_shares_new_song_ )

 

from the City Slang website Press-Release:

Album Information:

ARRHYTHMIA

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:

Record Label:  https://cityslang.com/releases/stuart-a-staples-arrhythmia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stuart-Ashton-Staples-105720336114657/

Bandcamp: https://stuartastaples.bandcamp.com/

source: screenshot of the SAS Artists sub-page at City Slang 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.

source: screenshot at the new official webshop

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:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=112&v=5MeN_pvRZqw

A1. A New Real (5:13)
A2. Memories Of Love (10:34)
A3. Step Into The Grey (7:28)
B1. Music For “A Year In Small Paintings” (30:52)

and last, but not least:

The Official Website is back in a  new redesigned design, it lost some features & the front donkey, bringing back the tindersticks lettering (known from the 1995 2nd album)
source: screenshot of the official website

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 :)

Interview with Stuart about the recording process of TWR & older studio settings

The american music magazine “On Tape” has an excellent multi-page interview out (Issue 117 Jan/Feb. 2017) with Stuart Staples about his recording studios in the past & about the recording process of the current 2016 album “The Waiting Room” and other recording stories.

Some nice photos of the Studio atmosphere made by Neil Fraser & included in the article.

You can read it for free here:  http://tapeop.com/interviews/117/stuart-staples/   or the take a look at the full magazine issue here: http://tapeop.com/issues/117/

 

source: screenshot of the article preview on http://tapeop.com/issues/117/  website

The 2016 Q&A from the band

It has been quite a tradition for members of the band to sit down & answer questions from fans/members of their official web phorum.

Like in  2001, 2010 and 2012, they released again this year a new Q&A article. This time on their website:

http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/band-q-and-a/

Go over there & check it out.

source: official website screenshot