Third

by Tout

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Third is the latest album release from the London-based instrumental four piece, Tout, and its most ambitious record to date. Drawing on a range of influences including Neil Young, Dirty Three and Do Make Say Think, Third's ten instrumental tracks evoke sprawling vistas, outback lands, expanse and movement. Emotive viola rides atop country-tinged rhythms and thudding double bass. Distorted guitars occasionally emerge to bring dirt and dissonance to the highly crafted melodies.


On Third, guest contributors on trumpet and double bass expand the band's dynamics to produce a uniquely textured collection. Multi-instrumentalist David Coulter adds to the musical arrangements on Third the rarely heard instruments the jaw harp and bowed saw. The resulting sound is one drawn from a palette of historic folk and country blues re-contextualised in to a contemporary form and the aesthetic is highly atmospheric and suggestive of filmic landscapes.

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released June 14, 2015

Nick Downes - Guitar / Percussion / Synth / Piano / Lap Steel / Harmonica
Jonny Fryer - Guitar / Percussion / Synth / Piano / Lap Steel / Tanpura
Jonny McKemey - Drums
Simone Potter - Viola / Cello / Piano
Peter Bennie - Double Bass / Electric Bass
David Coulter - Saw / Jaw Harp
Robin A. Dalton - Trumpet

Recorded in London 2015
Mastered by Nick Siddall
Artwork by Ross Downes

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Trestle Rec London, UK

Trestle records is a record label dedicated to putting out new instrumental music started by four friends in east london during 2011. Ranging from electronic to classical, pop to musique concrete supporting and distributing all manner of contemporary instrumental music is its principle. ... more

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