Little Fictions

Little Fictions

by ElbowElbow


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Arriving three years after The Take Off and Landing of Everything -- a span of time that also saw leader Guy Garvey taking a busman's holiday with Courting the Squall -- Little Fictions showcases a different but eminently recognizable Elbow. Seven albums into their career, Elbow remain a deliberate, contemplative group -- that's part of their DNA -- but Little Fictions feels optimistic, particularly when it's compared to the elegiac The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Where that album dwelled on the idea of loss, Little Fictions is its counterbalance, a record about new beginnings. This shift is evident in the music, which is lighter on its surface and complex at its foundation. Elbow emphasize electronic rhythms, sometimes even conjuring a groove, yet they still find space for chiming guitars, such as "All Disco," which sounds like R.E.M. doing their best Velvet Underground impression. All of it adds up to an album that feels quietly hopeful, making it a tonic for troubled times.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2017
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072021679
catalogNumber: 00376

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elbow   Primary Artist
Lyn Fletcher   Leader
Janey Hallett   Cello
Nick Ingman   Conductor
John Gralak   Violin
Clare Rowe   Cello
Guy Garvey   Vocals,Group Member
Craig Potter   Guitar,Keyboards,Group Member
Mark Potter   Guitar,Group Member
Pete Turner   Bass,Group Member
Caroline Abbott   Violin
Sarah Ewins   Violin
Victor Hayes   Violin
Julian Mottram   Viola
David Petri   Cello
Tiberiu Buta   Violin
Chris Emerson   Viola
Hannah Smith   Violin
Bea Schirmer   Double Bass
Kate Westall   Background Vocals
Alex Reeves   Percussion,Drums
Nicholas Trygstad   Cello
John Purton   Violin
Paulette Bayley   Violin
Martin Schäfer   Viola
Julia Hanson   Violin
Philippa Heys   Violin
Nicola Clark   Violin
Marit Røkeberg   Background Vocals
Dan Storer   Double Bass
Hallé Ancoats Community Choir   Background Vocals
Stuart Overington   Choir Director
Sian O'Garman   Background Vocals
Rob Criswell   Viola

Technical Credits

Nick Ingman   Engineer,String Arrangements,Score
Danny Evans   Engineer
Guy Garvey   Composer,String Arrangements
Craig Potter   drum programming
Mark Potter   String Arrangements
Jim James   Composer
Robert Hunter   Illustrations

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