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Banish Air From Air

by Ben Walker

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    releases February 24, 2023

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1.
Ben Walker feat. Sophie Jamieson - Banish Air from Air
2.
Starlings 03:48
3.
Ben Walker feat. Nancy Kerr - The Way Through The Woods
4.
Ben Walker feat. Emily Mae Winters - The Yews of Borrowdale
5.
Ben Walker feat. Louis Brennan - Eggshells
6.
Neptune
7.
Ben Walker fear. Lucy Alexander - King Storm
8.
Showers on Ascension Day
9.
Ben Walker feat. Sam Lee - There Will Come Soft Rains
10.
Northern Lights
11.
Ben Walker feat. Kirsty Merryn - Kepler and Sol

about

This album came out of trying to make sense of a world that seems upside down. It’s a very human instinct to try to put a justifying narrative to the chaos - we’ve got hypotheses which go back centuries, from folk myths to religion, from alchemy to science. I love the satisfaction of peeling back the layers of a folk tale and finding that, in its own way, the story still makes sense.

I started to play with developing a few of the folk stories I was reading into lyrics to work with musically, and found that I rather liked a couple of them. With everything that’s been going on in the world, it’s taken me nearly three years to make this album, but I hope it’s better for the extra time spent thinking, testing, trying a few things.

I’ve worked with some wonderful artists for this record. It’s a privilege to make music with such generous people, so incredibly good at what they do. I really enjoyed making it, so I hope it speaks to you too.

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releases February 24, 2023

Music by Ben Walker

Track 1: Emily Dickinson
Track 3: Rudyard Kipling
Track 7: trad. Roud v7001
Track 9: Sara Teasdale

Anna Jenkins: Violin/Viola
Basia Bartz: Violin
Jo Silverston: Cello
John Parker: Double Bass
Nancy Kerr: Fiddle
Tom Wright: Drums

Jo Silverston recorded by Ben Capp in Bristol.
Anna Jenkins recorded by Matt Nasir in Stroud.
Tom Wright and Nancy Kerr recorded at Powered Flight Music in Sheffield.

All other recording and mixing by Ben Walker in Brighton.
Mastered by Nick Watson @ Fluid Mastering
Published by SGO Music

Artwork: Entropy by Justin van Genderen

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Ben Walker Brighton, UK

With his work recognised as 'deft' (Telegraph), ‘stunning’ (The Guardian) and ‘second to none’ (Verity Sharp), Ben Walker has built a reputation among his peers for fusing tradition and innovation like no-one else.

In between producing and playing for other artists, Ben's characteristically warm, whimsical and virtuosic solo set delights folk audiences and festivals in the UK and further afield.
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