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Artist: Mint
BOLTLP015: Fable and Fantasy
Release date: 30th October 2015
Format: CD + Digital
Price: £8.00 GBP

Overview

THIS RELEASE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM THE BOLTFISH CATALOGUE ON CD. HOWEVER, YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE IT DIRECT FROM US VIA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND FROM A RANGE OF ONLINE RETAILERS.

"Enter a dreamlike world with Mint’s fourth full length album, where surreal vocals will pull you away from the everyday reality of field recordings. In this hybrid place, there is no dichotomy. Only beautiful electronic truth." - Norman Records

Fable and Fantasy is Mint's fourth studio album release, offering a recognisable but subtle development of sound and style from his previous albums The Metronomical Boy, Cardboard Rocketships, and Binary Counting. Notably the use of lead and background vocals punctuate the twelve tracks which are also peppered with ambient elements and field recordings.

Tracklisting:

  1. Returning To Light
  2. Simple Routines
  3. Each Frozen Breath
  4. The Phantom Tollbooth
  5. We Are All Nim
  6. Clouded
  7. Boards Skit
  8. Lie Back, Hands Down
  9. The Boy With The Star
  10. Atavism Revisited
  11. Without Light
  12. 7000 Needles (Bonus track*)

*Bonus track only available on CD version or Digital version direct from Boltfish Recordings.

All tracks © Mint/Boltfish Recordings 2015
'The Boy With The Star' narrated by Caroline Duffy

Description

Fable and Fantasy is Mint's fourth studio album release, offering a recognisable but subtle development of sound and style from his previous albums The Metronomical Boy, Cardboard Rocketships, and Binary Counting. Notably the use of lead and background vocals punctuate the twelve tracks which are also peppered with ambient elements and field recordings.

The album brings together Mint's playful and darker sides, ranging from the fairytale narrative of "The Boy With The Star" and upbeat mood of  "Simple Routines" to the more brooding "We Are All Nim" and "7000 Needles".

As a whole, the album follows an over-arching narrative between light and darkness, echoing that of many popular fables and fairytales, couched between tracks one and eleven, departing on a darker note with the bonus twelfth track that serves as a precursor to the free EP "The Minotaur's Head" due for release on Kahvi.org in November 2015.

Media

Watch the official video for 'Simple Routines' below

WallpaperA free desktop wallpaper is available for this release.

'Fable and Fantasy' Wallpaper
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Reviews

Norman Records
"Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish Fable and Fantasy from reality. Enter a dreamlike world with Mint’s fourth full length album, where surreal vocals will pull you away from the everyday reality of field recordings. In this hybrid place, there is no dichotomy. Only beautiful electronic truth."

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