BEN HOWARD 'COLLECTIONS FROM THE WHITEOUT' CD (2021)
Digipack CD with 12pg booklet
Ben Howard returns with his fourth album, Collections From The Whiteout...
Produced alongside Aaron Dessner (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Taylor Swift), Collections From The Whiteout heralds the first time Ben has opened the door to production outside of he and his bands closer confines.
The foreboding darkness that coated Ben’s second record I Forget Where We Were and thinly veiled its follow up Noonday Dream, isn’t so evident on Collections.. These are songs written from headlines scanned, or news stories scrolled past. Ben has taken those snippets and let his curiosity take control, creating an aural scrapbook that reverberates with tape loops and guitar FXs.
There are sounds akin to Brian Eno, Durutti Column and Steve Reich in there, but also Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt. It’s a million miles away from Ben’s multi-platinum selling debut, but a path plotted from Ben’s then to his now isn’t so far removed.
- Follies Fixture
- What A Day
- Crowhurst’s Meme
- Finders Keepers
- Far Out
- You Have Your Way
- Sage That She Was Burning
- Sorry Kid
- Metaphysical Cantations
- Make Arrangements
- The Strange Last Flight Of Richard Russell