John Parish is preparing for the release of upcoming album 'Screenplay' - stream new track 'LBS End Titles' below.
John Parish is sometimes better known as a producer, a collaborator. But then, when his CV contains work with PJ Harvey, Eels and the late, lamented Sparklehorse that's perhaps understandable.
Yet the English artist's solo work is well worth investigating. John Parish is capable of producing rich, understated work, songs which seem to pause time around them as they unfold.
New album 'Screenplay' is set to be released on April 15th, and while it seems like a cohesive whole it is in fact a compilation of sorts drawing on Parish' film work over the past few years. He explains: “rather than release each one as a ‘Soundtrack to...’ it might be an interesting idea to try and compile an album with the highlights from several movies, something that would be a good listen regardless of whether you have seen the films”.
A useful catch up point, 'Screenplay' draws on films such as ‘Nowhere Man’, ‘Plein Sud’’, ‘Sister’ (which bore the original title 'L’enfant d’en Haut') and Patrice Toye’s latest film ‘Little Black Spiders’. By way of a preview, ClashMusic have been able to grab 'LBS End Titles'.
Here's an introduction from John Parish himself: "The functionally titled LBS/End Titles is from the film ‘Little Black Spiders’ (Belgium 2012, Dir. Patrice Toye). The main body of the piece ,which plays as the credits are rolling, is an arrangement of another piece called ‘The Girls Rehearse’ , featured earlier in the movie. The End Titles version is built around a series of two note saxophone chords played by Mike Smith. I played the rest of the instruments. To accommodate all the credits, the piece is one sequence longer than I originally intended – but I got used to it, so I kept the elongated version for the record."
'Screenplay' is set to be released on April 15th via Thrill Jockey. John Parish has also confirmed the following shows:
14 Bristol St. George's Hall (as part of Filmic Festival)
5 London Borderline
6 Brighton The Green Door Store