69. Cellarscape – A Theta/Delta Union (2011)
1. This Is A Shelter
3. Three Years of Roses
4. Always Unspoken
5. Hiding In Plain Sight
Who is/are Cellarscape?
We’ve gone the usual routes, so let’s go to the album notes for this one; “Cellarscape is Paul Terry: Lead + Backing Vocals, Guitars, Samples, Loops, Percussion + Drums”.
Why did you buy this album?
I’d already bought, and enjoyed, Cellarscape’s first three releases, so getting the next was a no-brainer.
What’s it like?
Again, Paul adds to his sound with each release. This mini-album / EP adds more lush sounding strings, skittery loops and samples, and a bigger overall sound.
Credit must also go to Paul’s collaborators on this (and previous) releases; bassist and photographer Niki Jones, producer and pianist James Bellamy (both former schoolmates too), and violinist extraordinaire Carole Carpenter.
After listening to it now, do you (still) like this album?
This is a terrific little album. I remember listening to it fairly intensely first time round, and enjoying it, but this time round I’ve found it to be better than I remember.
It covers all the bases from lush progressive orchestrated epics to intimate acoustic moments in merely 5 tracks. No easy feat, but it’s pulled off with aplomb by PT and co.
Any stand-out tracks?
Hard to choose one, as they are all terrific. Though, as I’m forcing myself to, I’d go for either ‘Snowglobe‘ or ‘Three Years of Roses‘.
Rating out of 10?
Next up: Cellarscape – The Act of Letting Go