Tim Wheeler - Lost Domain
Tim Wheeler releases his extraordinary first solo album, 'Lost Domain', a heartfelt and emotional response to the loss of his father George to dementia. 'Lost Domain' is an album in which Tim battles to come to terms with his loss, charting his father's rapid decline into illness, his death and the tumultuous effect that it had on his life over the course of 11 songs. But while this is a brutally open record, it's not a maudlin one. Moments of joy and hope shine amidst the heartache. The music, too, is less sparse than you might imagine for an introspective solo record. String sections, horns and electronics all combine to add to 'Lost Domain's emotional wallop. Indeed, the two instrumental tracks å_ bluesy opener 'Snow In Nara' and the jazzå_tinged, 5/4å_ signatured 'Vapour' are among its most affecting moments. Produced by Tim and Claudius Mittendorfer at Ash's New York studio, Tim played almost everything himself, roping in musician friends when he needed a hand: Andy Burrows (ex-Razorlight) and Fred Aspelin (Alberta Cross) each played some drums; Ilan Eshkeri contributed string and brass arrangements performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra; Leanne Macomber from Ejecta and Neon Indian sang; Oliver Kraus wrote a string arrangement and played cello; and Moon Hooch's Wenzl McGowen played saxophone. There's even a sample of Tim's dad's piano playing on the album's epic centerpiece Medicine.
CD - 11 Tracks.
LP - Double LP with CD Version. Limited to 1500 Copies.