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2011-09-22 07:35:54 UTC

Mr Tumnus is the solo project of Leeds based musician Alex Thomas, drawing on elements of ambient, folk, post-rock, noise and electroacoustic music to create a spellbinding psychedelic listening experience.

After 3 years of directionless experimentation and heavy procrastination, 2011 has seen Mr Tumnus finally get his act together, releasing his eponymous debut EP in June, and his first full length, 'Oxport', in September (both available for free download from Bandcamp).

The 'Mr Tumnus EP is an exploratory affair, whereby meditative improvised instrumental passages and eccentric speech samples become lost beneath layers upon layers of field recordings and ambient noise. 'Oxport' showcases a more accessible sound, with a greater emphasis this time on more traditional musical elements, while still retaining the strange and whimsical atmospheres present on 'Mr Tumnus'.

Additional Info:

'Oxport' Released 18th September 2011 Album artwork - Callan Mchugh Music & Sounds composition – Alex Thomas, Michael Bedwell plays guitar on '15 Years'

'Mr Tumnus' Released 16th July 2011 Album artwork – Callan Mchugh, Alex Thomas and Kenan Al-Shamie Music & Sounds composition – Alex Thomas, Callan Mchugh plays melodica on 'Crumpet'

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I started with the [ Self Title ] album and I thought to myself... goodness, what am I getting into here. Mr Tumnus [ Self Title ] release is not an easy listen. It's complex, obscure and requires an undivided attention as well as a fair amount of concentration for one to actually dig the sound proper.

Not that this is a bad thing though, all I'm saying here is if you plan on relaxing with an easy to digest beautiful sound that will simply put you at ease then I would STRONGLY recommend to start [ Oxport ] which is by large far more accessible, simple and easy listen that will most certainly put you in a SUPERB TRANCE.

That said... get BOTH titles... [ Oxport ] for a pure sublime state of mind and relaxation and the [ Self Title ] when you want to lost in a complex and abstract world of field recording minimal noises to obscure noises.

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Artist - Mr Tumnus Album - Mr Tumnus [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Ambient, Noise, Field Recordings, Abstract-noise, Minimal, Drone, Post-rock [ NOT AN EASY LISTEN BUT VERY GOOD ] Tracklist 1. Interference 06:14 2. Silica 04:40 3. Helios 06:51 4. Crumpet 13:15 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Tumnus - Mr Tumnus -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Mr Tumnus Album - OXPORT [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Ambient, Noise, Field Recordings, Abstract-noise, Minimal, Drone, Post-rock [ EXCELLENT SOUND ALL THE WAY ] Tracklist 1. 15 Years 06:46 2. An Excavation 02:00 3. Habitat 08:02 4. Fool's Knoll 09:50 5. Wanderer's Reed 06:49 6. Tree House 08:52 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr Tumnus - Oxport -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Astrobrite | A Wake A Week | Chris Rehm | Nadja | Xinlisupreme -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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