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Written and recorded in seven days, The Black Sun Shining is a linked 7 part 42-minute song-cycle intended to be listened to as one continuous piece of music.
An instinctive follow-up to Marsh's 2014 debut solo album, The Black Sun Shining's hypnotic opening seamlessly segues into variously intense, dissonant and achingly fragile sections.
As with his previous solo album, The Black Sun Shining was performed, recorded and produced by Marsh alone. Adopting a different approach to his previous work, the album introduces more ethnic rhythm patterns and, at times, a stark, harmonic minimalism.
The first 100 copies come with a postcard of the album artwork signed by Rhys Marsh.
"Multi-instrumentalist invokes Scandinavian melancholy and the spirit of the 1970s" - Prog Magazine
The Black Sun Shining:
a. I Hear, I Know
b. Down To The Waves
c. Wondering Stars
d. One Step Inwards
e. Find Another Way
f. Soothe The Fear
g. In The Summer Light
Written, performed & recorded on the 20-24 & 27-28 July, then mixed on the 3-4 August, 2015, by Rhys Marsh at Autumnsongs Recording Studio, Trondheim
Instruments used were voice, analogue synthesizer, fender rhodes, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, tabla, hand drum, cymbals, tambourine, shaker, zither, flute, saxophone, drum machine, electric harmonium & pedal steel guitar
Cover photograph & design by Rhys Marsh, studio photography by Silje Leirvik