Karisma Records have revealed details of the third full-length album from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer RHYS MARSH, as well as a video for a track from the album. Titled “October After All”, the album is set for release on the 22nd February.
MARSH, born in London, but now living in Trondheim, Norway, began his career in 2008, and released a plethora of albums through various projects and collaborations that included the bands RHYS MARSH AND THE AUTUMN GHOST, KAUKASUS and MANDALA, as well as his debut solo full-length album “Sentiment” in the autumn of 2014. Its follow up, “The Black Sun Shining”, was a 42-minute song-cycle, written and recorded in only seven days.
The video, by RHYS MARSH for the track “Let It Be Known” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/AuI1DITGwII
With “October After All” MARSH has come up with a beautiful, atmospheric, prog album that features both alternative rock and jazz elements. Once again he is handling most of the instrumental duties, but the album also features contributions from Arve Henriksen on trumpet and Kåre Kolve on saxophone, as well as a choir which includes the talents of Rohey, Silje Leirvik, Anders Bjermeland and Tim Bowness.
RHYS had this to say about “October After All”:
I try to approach every album from a different angle, to give it its own identity. When I was writing this album, I was very inspired by music from the mid- to late-seventies, especially songs that had string synthesizers in place of Mellotrons. And of course, the drum sounds from that era, which I absolutely love. These songs were all written after I got married and our son was born, so for the first time, on any album really, I let the songs be reflections of specific events.
Musicians on “October After All” include Rhys Marsh, Anders Bjermeland, Tale Vang Ellefsen, Kåre Kolve, Roar Øien and Arve Henriksen, whilst vocals are by Rhys Marsh, Silje Leirvik, Anders Bjermeland, Rohey Taalah, Ole Kristian Malmedal, Vilde Aakre Lie, Tale Vang Ellefsen, Arve Henriksen and Tim Bowness
“October After All” was produced by Rhys Marsh and recorded & mixed by Marsh at the Autumnsongs Recording Studio in Trondheim, with additional recording by Roar Øien at Tyrirot Studio, Tim Bowness at the Hidden Art Studios, and Arve Henriksen at the Arve Music Studio. Musicians on the album include Rhys Marsh, Anders Bjermeland, Tale Vang Ellefsen, Kåre Kolve, Roar Øien and Arve Henriksen.
Photos by Nils Kristian Thompson Eikeland, and artwork by Carl Glover.
Tracklisting for “October After All” is as follows:
- Long Way Back
- Golden Lullabies
- Ride The New Wave
- The Butterflies
- Let It Be Known!
- One Hundred Memories
- The Summer Days
- (It Will Be) October After All
“October After All” will be available in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats. The CD and Vinyl formats will include a link to 12 downloadable bonus tracks.
“October After All” is now available to pre-order from: