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Published on 14th May 2014

Esoteric Antenna sign Northlands


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Esoteric Antenna have signed Northlands for the release of their debut album Northbound, scheduled for release towards the end of this year. Northlands comprises of multi-instrumentalists Tony Patterson (Vocals, Keyboards, Flute, Duduk, Programming, Orchestrations, Nylon & Guitars) and Brendan Eyre (Keyboards, Piano, Mandolin & Programming). Tony Patterson will be a familiar name having recently appeared on the Nick Magnus album n’monix, whilst Brendan Eyre formed part of the creative writing duo with Marc Atkinson and released the excellent Riversea album, Out Of An Ancient World, in 2012.

This new collaboration came about in 2012 when the two musicians discussed “the idea or working on a project together that would reflect their native North-East roots”. Joining them on Northbound is an impressive cast of guest musicians which includes both Steve and John Hackett, Nick Magnus, Tim Esau and more (see below)…

01. Northbound
– I. Three Rivers
– II. Time & Tide
– III. Homeward Bound
– IV. Take The Safe Way
– V. I Recall
– VI. The Crossing
– VII. Three Rivers (Reprise)
02. The Northlands Rhapsody
03. A Picture In Time
04. And The River Flows
05. A Rainy Day On Dean Street
06. Legacy
07. I Dare To Dream
08. So Long The Day
09. A Sense Of Place

Steve Hackett: Guitar on ‘So Long The Day’
John Hackett: Flute on ‘Legacy’
Nick Magnus: Keyboards, Programming and Effects on ‘Three Rivers (reprise)’.
Doug Melbourne: Piano on ‘ A Rainy Day on Dean Street’
Nigel Appleton: Drums and Percussion
Tim Esau: Bass
Carrie Melbourne: Vocals, Stick on ‘A Picture in Time’
Adrian Jones: 12-String Guitar and Nylon Guitar
David Clements: Bass
Andy Jongman: Guitar on ‘The Crossing’
Fred Arlington: Northumbrian Pipes, Accordion, Sax and Flugelhorn.

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