David's Lyre is a project I've always been impressed by and enjoyed, with all it's vague mystery. But not mystery in that annoyingly contrived, inaccessible, or aloof kind of way; just in a quietly-going-about-business, but-listen-here kind of way. Now Paul Dixon's discreet labour has come to fruition, with the debut album for David's Lyre due for release on the 24th of October. It's called Hidden Ground, which is also the title of it's lead single.
I've been sitting on this track around, so whilst I'm at it, here it is:
Whilst initially not as definitive as previous offering 'In Arms', 'Hidden Ground' takes a couple of listens to reveal how compelling a track it is, with it's double kicking beat, full of odd percussion, indeterminate whirring, molten guitars and pianos echoing out as if from the bottom of some deep cave. According to Dixon:
"Having spent the best part of the last 6 months in studios with no
natural light I have emerged out the other side alive, with album in
hand - albeit with sore eyes.
I am writing to proudly announce the free single 'Hidden Ground', a taster of my forthcoming debut album.
It has taken a while to get here, but really it's just the beginning. Thank you for being part of it from the start."
And here's an easy sight for sore eyes, the video for 'Hidden Ground' created by Ben Seary, a black and white affair of projections on porous stone sculptures, or something: