IAIN MATTHEWS ~ The Art of Obscurity FLED 3096

fled 3096The Art of Obscurity, Mr. Matthews’ first new release in his staggering fifth decade of recording and performing music, and his first solo album in many years, was recorded in Austin, Texas with producer Bradley Kopp (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Tish Hinojosa). The 12 tracks highlight Iains’ knack for acoustic folk with jazzy undertones — capped off by his rich singing voice and reflective and insightful lyrics.

Iain proudly declares that The Art of Obscurity “absolutely sits up there with my four or five finest recorded moments.” In the sleeve-notes, he states, “The Art of Obscurity will be my last solo album. It will however, not be my final recording. Music is in my blood. Music motivates me. Music is my mistress.”

“The realization that The Art of Obscurity is my 25th solo album prompted me to do some deep thinking about where I am, where I’m going and what I still want to achieve from this life in music. In my heart I feel vital and passionate about the creative process and that my best work is the next one I finish. It doesn’t necessarily work out that clean, but for me, it can be the only touchstone.”

IAIN MATTHEWS : Vocals, acoustic guitar
BRADLEY KOPP : acoustic & electric guitars
DAVID WEBB : keyboards
LORRIE SINGER : background vocals

Track list:
Ghost Changes
2  When I Was A Boy
3  Music
4  Time Zone Cowboy
5  Ash In The Wind
6  The Letter (1944)
In Paradise
Ode for Jackie Paris
9  The Emperor’s New Clothes
10  Pebble In The Road
11  The Sweet Hereafter
12  Home (pt.2)

“Are those real songs, or did you just make them up?” Bradley Kopp

Release date : 26th January 2014
Barcode number: 5020393 309622