Folk Songs for Double Bass

by Neal Heppleston

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all songs traditional, arranged by neal heppleston

produced and mixed by stephen goodison at old pig farm, oughtibridge

mastered by dean honer at the bowling green, sheffield
cover design, woodblock carving by neal heppleston
printed by neal heppleston and kathryn desforges at west yorkshire print workshop, mirfield

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released March 29, 2019

On his debut album "Folk Songs for Double Bass", Neal Heppleston takes a selection of popular folk songs with strong lyrical content, stripping them back to the basic melody to create worlds in which the lyrics live through the instrumentation.

With contributions from Jim Ghedi, Sharron Krauss and Nick Jonah Davis, "Folk Songs for Double Bass" transposes traditional folk melodies onto the double bass and created soundscapes around them, building different worlds for them to live in.

The cover artwork comes directly from Neal's workshop: "I drew quite a few different designs before deciding on the final one. I then drew it onto a wood block and carved it out using a knife and a gouge. I took it to West Yorkshire Print Workshop where I individually hand printed the each cover using their 1850's Imperial Platen Press."

"'Folk Songs for Double Bass' is what a village inn might sound like if post-rock had been invented a century earlier" – A Closer Listen

"An enchanting ring of conjunction between popular tradition and neoclassical-experimental modernity" – Music Won't Save You

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