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1.
Enough
2.
Lawless
3.
When You Still
4.
Wouldn't
5.
Unfazed
6.
Onwards
7.
Altona
8.
a Reprieve
9.
Bundled
10.
03:04

about

While the eponymous debut album was concerned with ends, Go On focuses on starting again; putting your head down and pushing forward. The songs alternately shimmer and float, while reserving the right to occasionally punch you in the gut for good measure.

Produced by Crabtree, Go On was set in motion in London, Ontario in 2013 with engineer Dean Nelson (Beck, Thurston Moore, Bat for Lashes). Fleshed out in Nova Scotia, tracks were bounced around Montreal, New York, and even rural Lancashire, before the album was mixed by Graeme Campbell (Buck 65, Rich Aucoin).

The finger-picked guitars and orchestral flourishes remain in place from the self-titled debut. So too, the dynamic playfulness, knotty time changes and floating falsetto. New sonic spaces are explored in the chopped-and-rebuilt basses and vocal samples of When You Still through the so-loose-it-might-fall-apart piano and drums of Unfazed to the clarinets and marimba of the eponymous closer. The ground is constantly shifting, but the consistency and singularity of the songwriting and voice keep the listener firmly rooted.

Crabtree’s reputation as an orchestrator has been growing following symphony and chamber orchestra concerts across Canada and his arrangements give a unique stamp to Go On. Long-time collaborators Gregory Burton, Michael Feuerstack and Pietro Amato (the Luyas and Bell Orchestre), as well as Clogs member and the National, Kronos Quartet collaborator Thomas Kozumplik have left their indelible mark on the music. The arrangements move from minimalist to bombastic but are always exclusively tools put to the service of making a deep connection with the listener.

credits

releases 14 August 2015

Recorded by:

Charles Austin at Echo Chamber, Halifax NS (1-10)
Simon Larochette and Dean Nelson at Sugar Shack Studios, London ON (2, 6)
Diego Medina at The Old Confidence Lodge, Riverport NS (2-8)
Pietro Amato in Montreal QC (2, 4, 5, 8, 9)
Michael Feuerstack at Salad Feelings, Montreal QC (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Tim Crabtree at Heritage Bingo, Halifax NS (1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10), at Mum and Dad's in Read, Lancashire UK (1, 7, 9, 10)
Joshua Van Tassel at Dream Date Studios, Toronto ON (1)
Thomas Kozumplik at Music Starts from Silence Studios, Brooklyn NY (10)

Mixed by Graeme Campbell and Tim Crabtree in Halifax NS

Produced by Tim Crabtree

Mastered by J. Lapointe at Archive Mastering, Mineville NS

Artwork and layout by Sydney Smith
Band photo by Anneke Hymmen

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We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters

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"Soon you'll be deep inside these enormously powerful layers of sound" Rolling Stone DE

Paper Beat Scissors is Brit-in-Canada Tim Crabtree. The self-titled debut was produced by Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse/Bell Orchestre), mixed by Jeremy Gara & has been released in Canada and Europe.
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