Tim Bowness - My Hotel Year

Posted By: amitnewyork
Tim Bowness - My Hotel Year

Tim Bowness - My Hotel Year
Electronic | 2004 | One Little Indian | 40 min | 11 tracks | Tracks + Original Log + Tags
FLAC | Level 8 | 219 MB | MP3 | 320 kbps CBR | 81.5 MB | HQ Scans | 2.86 MB
This is not my rip. Thanks to the original contributor.

Track List:
1 Last Year's Tattoo 3:58
2 I Once Loved You 3:12
3 World Afraid 3:13
4 The Me I Knew 5:08
5 Made See- Through 3:17
6 Hotel Year 1:16
7 Ian Mcshane 4:11
8 Blackrock 2000 3:47
9 Making a Mess in a Clean Place 4:25
10 Sleepwalker 3:51
11 Brave Dreams 3:39

About the Artist:
Most well-known for his work in the duo No-Man, his long running partnership with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Bass Communion), Englishman Tim Bowness established himself throughout the 1990s as a singer and musician with an ear for passionate and passionately wry music. His variety and range of musical interests, similar in scope to Wilson's own various explorations, resulted in a series of bands and joint efforts with friends covering everything from experimental, cutting edge dance music to torch songs and progressive rock.

Bowness, born and raised in Warrington in Cheshire, first became interested in music during his childhood in the mid-'70s, while the end of that decade saw him completely taken by a wide variety of influences. Peter Hammill was a particular favorite, while others included Robert Wyatt, David Bowie, and Nick Drake, with a strong and continual interest in what Bowness describes as "obsessive singer/songwriters" – Scott Walker, Nico, Kevin Coyne, and Tim Buckley are other examples. In interviews, Bowness has also mentioned everything from classic disco and post-punk efforts to his parents' own collection of classic crooners, notably Frank Sinatra. Finding himself in a dead-end civil service job when he was 18, Bowness began singing initially to bring some of his poetry to life and proceeded from there to regular musical work.

Bowness' work in the 1980s found him putting his interests into practice via a number of different bands, starting with the Manchester-based group Still and continuing through Always the Stranger and After the Stranger. The turning point was 1986 – Bowness, now singing with the group Plenty, was contacted by Wilson to see if an After the Stranger track could be added to a compilation he was assembling. This in turn led to longer conversations and visits, resulting in the formation of No Man Is an Island, later becoming No-Man.

From then on, Bowness has created a slew of often amazing releases in many different areas. Besides No-Man, his most notable efforts include Samuel Smiles, a self-described ambient folk band that began in 1991 but first released albums in 1999, and Darkroom, initially a Samuel Smiles side project that expanded into its own definite sphere, exploring drum'n'bass, techno, and minimalism. A collaboration album with former Japan (and Porcupine Tree) keyboardist Richard Barbieri, Flame, appeared in 1994, while another wholly new group, Henry Fool also formed. On top of all that, there's an unreleased duo album between Bowness and Samuel Smiles/Henry Fool member Peter Chilvers, while Bowness himself has recorded a large amount of solo material which may surface one day as well. It's a busy life, perhaps, but compared to so many uncreative non-entities who wait two or three years between dull albums, there's little doubt Bowness is on many levels in a class by himself.

Awards / Nominations:
None so far. But I wonder why not…

AMG Review:
AMG hasn't reviewed this work. Yep! The works of a genius are often recognized only too late. It's sad but true. AMG reviews the works of any living thing with a guitar, but has ignored this gem. What a shame! Landscape is to eyes what soundscape is to ears. And, if music is soundscaping, which, in my opinion, it is, then Steven Wilson is its benchmark, with Tim Bowness not lagging far behind. I highly recommend this album. Just close your eyes, and let the magical notes work their way into your nerves.

The following log is exactly as I discovered it in the original post. I cannot vouch for its accuracy.

EAC extraction logfile from 17. October 2007, 19:56 for CD
Tim Bowness / My Hotel Year

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Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo

Other options :
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : No
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : Yes
Installed external ASPI interface

Track 1
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Track 11
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Tim Bowness - My Hotel Year

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