by Three Cane Whale

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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) This is divine beauty put into the form of music. Alex Vann and Pete Judge did a great job compiling this unique selection of their original compositions, all of them wonderful folk tunes with occasional traits of post-minimalism. On this album, we get to hear lots of not so commonly used string instruments, besides an impressing assembly of varied brass. Favorite track: Moon In A Bottle.
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Bob Spector It's tonal, acoustic, singable, wistful, ingenious new music for mixed trio and quartet -- a collection of chamber pieces you can listen to when your heart needs lifting. Each piece has a specific reference -- a time, a person, a place. There are rhythmic complexities which, surprisingly, call to mind yMusic.

Thanks to Olga Kivius for unearthing this gem. Favorite track: Shadows On The Chalk Hills.
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Olga Kivius Once in a while I scan bandcamp in looking for my favorite musicians & voila!
Their 1st album reminded me of Penguin Cafe Orchestra, but mostly they stand in a row with such folk groups as British Spiro (A.Vann is its member). But guitar, mandolin, harmonium, dulcitone, lyre, glockenspiel, chimes, harp, bouzouki, zither, bowed psaltery + different types of horns played by P.Judge (yeah, from "Get the Blessing") make their music not only folky melancholic fairy-tale like but also fresh & unique! Favorite track: Brute Angels.
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Red Bank 02:31
Sprig 01:35
Miniature 00:32
Brute Angels 04:52
Miniature II 00:40
Wingmore 03:20
Gurney's Oak 03:51
Penda's Fen 01:48
Gospel Pass 04:16


released January 8, 2016

recorded at Real World Studios, Wiltshire, June 27-29th 2015
engineered and mixed by T J Allen
assistant engineers Greg Freeman & Patrick Phillips
produced by Adrian Utley
mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum

Paul Bradley – acoustic guitar, nylon-string guitar, miniature harp
Pete Judge – trumpet, cornet, rotary-valve tenor horn, euphonium, flugelhorn, dulcitone, harmonium, piano, chimes, glockenspiels, lyre-harp
Alex Vann – mandolin, bouzouki, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, zither, tenor guitar

with special guests:
Maarja Nuut – violin (tracks 2, 6, 14, 20 and 21)
James Gow – cello (tracks 2 and 21)

Recorded live with no overdubs
Cover artwork by Little Toller

All compositions © Three Cane Whale 2015 p) Real World Publishing

Tracks 1, 2, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19 and 20 composed by Alex Vann

Tracks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 21 composed by Pete Judge

We would like to thank:
Adrian & Tim; Maarja & James; all at Real World; Jan, Sam & Ellen; Jane Gow (chimes loan); Kate Hughes (dulcimer provision); Mark Stanley (cornet sourcing); Little Toller Books & Common Ground; Ellen Havard & all at Hurricane Boy

Dedicated to Audrey Judge


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multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK

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