Title - 'Book of Romance and Dust'
Artist - Exit North
For those not in the know, Exit North are Thomas Feiner, Japan co-founder Steve Jansen, Ulf Jansson and Charles Storm are a co-writing partnership first formed when Feiner worked with Jansen on his solo album Slope (2007).
In 2014 they enlisted Ulf Jansson and Charles Storm to form Exit North. Jansen, Storm & Feiner all contribute as multi-instrumentalist, Ulf Jansson on piano and keyboards with lead vocals by Feiner.
Luckily for all their fans, Exit North have just released their debut recording, the quite stunningly creative, atmospheric, and at times melancholic Book of Romance and Dust.
1. 'Bested Bones'
2. 'Short Of One Dimension'
3. 'Sever me'
4. 'Passenger's Wake'
6. 'Lessons In Doubt'
9. 'Another Chance'
This new album traces the edges of darkness and hope across a nuanced, provocative nine song cycle and brings forth an uncompromising and unconventional debut that explores the collective psyches and diverse influences of its renowned members.
From the hauntingly stoic opener 'Bested Bones' to the gently precise orchestrations found within 'Short Of One Dimension,' on to the ethereal stirring of 'Passenger's Wake,' to the jazz-lite gossamer of 'Lessons In Doubt' and then the near 10 minute opus 'Losing,' Book of Romance and Dust is an album that not only ALL Japan fans will fall in love with, but fans of real and authentic music will too.
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