Distr.  : NE - Sonic rendezvous
Style   : indie / alternative /

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TSLP    2       TIMOTHY JAMES           WIND                            LP      01.2018

        01.     FLAMING ARROW
        03.     GORGEOUS GEORGE
        04.     FIRST RAIN SINCE
        05.     SHALLOWS
        06.     REPUBLIQUE
        07.     THE NIGHT HUNT
        08.     BUZZ THE ROMANTIC
        09.     DESERTED
        10.     LAYERCAKE
        11.     FEAR OF CLOTH
        12.     SAN MELO
        13.     LITTLE PICO
        14.     SKYLIGHT

Timothy Allen (AKA Timothy James) plays guitar and bass with a few other projects, the
most well-known being the Afrobeat group Antibalas. In 2018 he released a solo
instrumental LP called Wind. Timothy James has been carting recording gear all over
the world for the last 18 months. The NYC-based guitarist has been on tour with the
afrobeat stalwarts Antibalas, and with the road life comes some down time in hotel
rooms. "These days I can bring a fairly small recording setup and almost anywhere with
a power outlet can be turned into a makeshift studio." James explains, "I'm often a
little more inspired when I'm out of my comfort zone in a new place." During the last
2 years of touring with Antibalas and various other musical outfits, James found
himself writing and recording in Brazil, Japan, Nigeria, Mexico and France. The songs
on the fully instrumental debut album by James were crafted from the backbone of his 
layered guitar compositions. "Wind" moves from delicate sweet textures evoking sanguine
calm (Layercake) to murderous cacophony (The Night Hunts); from cinematic ambience to
thematic melodies that burrow their way into listeners psyche. The album was mastered
by Japanese Sound Artist Chihei Hatakeyama and is available digitally and in limited
release on translucent blue vinyl on Tigershrimp Records. Timothy James has toured
extensively through over 25 countries, serving as a guitarist with bands Antibalas,
The Sway Machinery, Miwi La Lupa, as the bassist for Ethiopian keyboard legend Hailu
Mergia and the hit Broadway musical Fela! While working with these fine musicians,
he has had the pleasure to back up artists such as Sharon Jones, Allen Toussaint,
Billy Gibbons, Esperanza Spaulding, John Doe, Angelique Kidjo, Bob Mould, Tunde
Adibimpe, Kyp Malone, Conor Oberst, Sam Moore, Santigold, Steve Earle, Taj and Deva
Mahal, Living Color, Todd Rundgren, G Love, Robyn Hitchcock, Nels Cline, Saul Williams,
John Medeski, Tony Allen, and Femi Kuti.