Willard Grant Conspiracy announce new LP "Paper Covers Stone"
Thursday, 30th July 2009
Released 31st August, Paper Covers Stone is the ninth album from Willard Grant Conspiracy and a stark contrast to the full orchestration of 2008’s Pilgrim Road.Loose Records had a suggestion that we would like a new recording of songs from the band’s catalogue; recast in the minimalist style that WGC employs when playing solo, duo, trio or quartet performances that lack a drummer. Never shy about presenting different versions of songs or using varied instrumentation or formations, the request was seen as an opportunity to present a collection of new and old songs in an open, loose and improvisational style similar in approach to a live performance.Recorded live in an old repurposed barn thru a 70’s Neve board that was used on three of the band’s early albums, the band recorded a total of 18 songs in two days as the last of the snow melted outside and the sun did its best to penetrate the deep woods that surround the studio. Fueled on significant quantities of caffeine, a handful of fine cigars and a modest larder stocked with artisan cheeses culled from the surrounding Vermont dairy farms, the short session shared the easy camaraderie and short hand communications of old friends well acquainted.You can listen to one of the forthcoming tracks "Painter Blue" below as well as several other tracks on the WGC myspace page.