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Silvertone Fountains

by Bill Nelson

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Originally released on CD in 2008, 'Silvertone Fountains' is a guitar-based instrumental album, recorded as the first part of a trilogy of complementary releases, the associated albums being 'Illuminated at Dusk' and 'Mazda Kaleidoscope'.

"Each album is designed to bring its own distinctive colour to the trilogy. My original concept involved listening to the albums in a fixed order...Which is as follows: 'Silvertone', then 'Illuminated', followed by 'Mazda'."
'Silvertone' sets out the stall, as it were, introducing a calm and contemplative note in the listener but also hinting at things to come on the companion albums. It is a quite intense album in some ways, exploring various corners of my work in an introspective fashion, though there are light-hearted moments too. The tracks should not be judged by only hearing the first minute or so of each track in 'channel-hopping' fashion though. The pieces sometimes go through quite dramatic changes within each composition, often ending up in a different musical space from the one in which they started.
It's important to hear each piece in its entirety. This album requires complete, concentrated listening...rather than a skimming through the intros of each track to seek something instantly appealing. It will reward the listener who appreciates subtleties, detail and cross-references to other styles of music. It's also quite an emotional album for me, containing much tenderness, as well as careful thought." - Bill Nelson.

As always, the album comes complete with PDF artwork.

For further info visit the album's page on Dreamsville at: www.billnelson.com/silvertone-fountains


released January 7, 2021


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Bill Nelson

Founder of Be-Bop Deluxe in 1973, guitarist Bill Nelson wrote all of the bands material. Signed to EMI, the band released five studio albums and scored a top ten UK hit with the single "Ships In The Night."
In 1979 Bill disbanded Be-Bop Deluxe and launched Red Noise.
As a solo artist he's worked with David Sylvian, Harold Budd and Cabaret Voltaire as well as producing The Skids and Gary Numan.
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