Plainsong was originally a British country rock/folk rock band, formed in early 1972 by Ian (later Iain) Matthews, formerly of Fairport Convention, and Andy Roberts, previously of The Liverpool Scene. The band's line-up consisted of Matthews, Roberts, guitarist Dave Richards and American bassist Bob Ronga (died November 2012)
Plainsong is the name given for Gregorian chants and other Catholic liturgies. The track has an enchanting, almost trance-like meter, similar to that of a religious chant. The song outlines a somber, introspective conversation happening between two people, sung in Smith’s less-often used soft delivery. It has no verse/chorus structure, but rather a back and forth, with the lines spoken in the first person repeated. The recurrent sound of chimes and flowing basslines set the scene of a cold wind or quiet storm, establishing a bleak mood that carries forward throughout the album
Plainsong (also plainchant; Latin: cantus planus) is a body of chants used in the liturgies of the Western Church. Though the Catholic Church (both its Eastern and Western halves) and the Eastern Orthodox churches did not split until long after the origin of plainsong, Byzantine chants are generally not classified as plainsong. Plainsong is monophonic, consisting of a single, unaccompanied melodic line. Its rhythm is generally freer than the metered rhythm of later Western music.
music press, sales were unimpressive despite extensive touring. By the time Plainsong began work on a second album, Matthews and Roberts were not seeing eye to eye on the group's creative direction, and Ronga left the band. Sessions began, using the self-referential working title Now We Are Three, but Plainsong broke up before the album was completed. Gregson's time with the group proved to be brief; the next Plainsong album, 2001's A to B, was a duo effort with just Matthews and Roberts, and when Pangolins was released in 2003, Gregson was out and Dawson and Griffiths had returned. Plainsong played occasional shows but began running out of steam, and in 2012 they released their farewell album, fittingly titled Fat Lady Singing, followed by a farewell tour.
Plainsong - Студийный альбом от Plainsong. Вышел 19 апреля 2005г. В альбом вошло 41 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 02:23:58. Even the Guiding Light (live). I'll Fly Away (Pre-First album demo - a cappella version).
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Plainsong – an album by Colin Stevens My love of early music pre-dates my discovery of minimalist/ambient music by some years, being an avid listener to BBC Radio3’s ‘Pied Piper’ with David Munrow, in the 70’s. Arranging and playing of music, of the medieval period for brass, was my introduction to its simple grace and poise. My discovery of minimalism came when I ventured into composition, in a big way, in the 90’s, after being inspired by ‘Light on the Water’ by John Adams. Although I am probably best known for my space-themed ambient drones, this album explores the obvious connections between early music, ambience and minimalism, with some added choral elements. As well as being music for individuals to enjoy and explore, it is also suitable for providing background ambience to large buildings, such as Churches and Cathedrals. Early Music Synth Choral.
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|1||Our Way To Fall
Written-By – Yo La Tengo
|2||To Be White
Written-By – Iain Matthews
Written-By – Andy Roberts
|4||A Fool For You
Written-By – Iain Matthews
|5||We Bid You Goodnight
Arranged By – Andy Roberts Written-By – Traditional
Written-By – Andy Roberts , Iain Matthews
- Engineer – Andy Roberts
- Producer – Andy Roberts , Iain Matthews
- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Iain Matthews
- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Dulcimer – Andy Roberts
NotesThe title "A To B" is subtitled 'Amsterdam to Brighton' on the front cover artwork.
Recorded at TOSH Studios, Brighton Feb 19-22, 2001