Captivated EP

by Memory Drawings

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Memory Drawings is the project of Minneapolis hammered dulcimer player Joel Hanson, Hood co-founder Richard Adams and former Lanterns on the Lake violinist Sarah Kemp. Their second album 'There Is No Perfect Place' (Hibernate Records) garnered plentiful critical praise and the band has gained a larger audience via repeated plays on Gideon Coe's show on BBC 6 Music.

This follow-up EP contains a radio edit of the standout track from 'There Is No Perfect Place', 'The Island of the Day Before' a shimmering, driving, dulcimer-led, kraut-influenced pop gem with sweeping strings
and the melodic instincts of early-80's New Order bubbling up towards the finale. The EP highlight, however, is the mysterious, previously-unreleased title track 'Captivated' with Yvonne Bruner's Liz Fraser-style vocals floating above an infectious, dulcimer-driven melody, the result is something akin to a collaboration between Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins.


released December 1, 2014

Joel Hanson - hammered dulcimer, drums, percussion
Richard Adams - acoustic and electric guitars, bass, voice
Sarah Kemp - violin
Florence Fawcett - cello
Yvonne Bruner - vocals on 'Captivated'.

Recorded at Ghosttown by Ross Halden and at home by Richard Adams. Yvonne's vocals recorded by Ellis Clark. Track three remixed by Charles Zwicky. Mastered by Antony Ryan. Levelling by Katie English.

Photography by Joel Hanson. Sleeve layout by Jonathan Lees.



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Memory Drawings is the beguiling, instrumental project of Minneapolis-raised, Morocco-based hammered dulcimer player Joel Hanson, alongside erstwhile Hood guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and sometime Declining Winter main-man Richard Adams, Lanterns on the Lake/Brave Timbers violinist Sarah Kemp and Gareth S Brown (Hood/solo). ... more

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