BELL GARDENS – ” Take Us Away “

Posted: March 3, 2015 in MUSIC
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Bell Gardens official music video for “Take Us Away” from the album “Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions”.

Bell Gardens combines the musical visions of Kenneth James Gibson (formerly of Furry Things, and Brian McBride (one half of Stars of the Lid) who began releasing music in 2010, beginning with an EP, “Hangups Need Company” on their own imprint Failed Better.

Their debut album Full Sundown Assembly (Southern / Burger Records) appeared in 2012 and, now signed to Rocket Girl in the UK, the band are set to release their second, “Slow Dawns for Lost Conclusions”, in October 2014.

Bell Gardens’ origins began arguably as more of an experiment than the duo’s current ‘experimental’ projects – McBride’s drone- and string-laden ambient symphonies, and Gibson’s ventures in dub and minimalist techno – as they sought to manifest their mutual reverence for folk, psychedelia and chamber pop in a traditional band structure without cannibalising any particular past genre. Bell Gardens’ sound is less reliant on effects and studio trickery than the pairs’ independent guises, laying bare as it does vocals and live instruments with emotional sincerity, and presenting songs imbued with an almost pastoral or gospel simplicity and timelessness.


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