01 We are, We own
02 In Circles
04 River Women
05 Into & Opened
06 City Teeth
07 By Night
08 Winters Hold
10 True Faith
Theatrics picks up where Puzzle Muteson’s debut, En Garde (2011,
Bedroom Community), left off; the eleven tracks telling an intriguing story with every minute that passes; his talent for heartwrenching melodies and melancholic lyrics shining through like never before.
Where En Garde introduced dream-like strings, Theatrics intertwines
melody with mechanism; the album is as much a folk song fairytale as it is an exploration of electronic wonders.
Some songs have just been born, some have slowly but surely reached
their peak through years of delicate edits. And then there is the unique
take on New Order’s classic 1987 song „True Faith“, where Puzzle
Muteson breathes new life into this 1987 gem, undeniably making it
his own with his trembling voice.
Theatrics features a many musicians at the height of their craft, including labelmates Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson, the latter of which co-produced the album with Boe Weaver.
released September 29, 2014
Produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson and Boe Weaver
Terry Magson : Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Glockenspiel
Nico Muhly : Piano, Synthesizer, Harmonium
Rob Homes : Percusion
Jon McMullen : Piano, Harmonium
Valgeir Sigurðsson : Electronics
Rutger Zuydervelt : Synthesizer , Programming
Additional vocals on Belly : Lidwine De Royer Dupré
Additional vocals on By Night : Chantal Acda
Recorded at Studio Humbug, engineered by Rob Homes & Jim Homes
& Greenhouse Studios, engineered by Paul Evans.
Assistants at Greenhouse Studios: Lennart Saathoff, Jon Trier Ottosen, Elin Rosenberg
Mixed and Mastered at Greenhouse Studios by Valgeir Sigurðsson
All music written by Terry Magson, except "True Faith" written by Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Hague, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner.
Puzzle Muteson is the alter ego of an enigmatic songwriter from the Isle of Wight, rendering his music in a tremulous tenor
over a finely spun web of fingerpicked guitar.After obsessively listening to Puzzle Muteson’s own raw tapes,producer-arranger duo Valgeir Sigurðsson & Nico Muhly nurtured the songs that now inhabit his debut recording En Garde, released via Valgeir’s Bedroom Community label....more