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May 3, 2011

In the Nursery – “Blind Sound” – Viva Music Album Review


Artisans of Civilisation * Past Glory * Blind Sound * Crepuscule * Trial by Error * Coloured Silence* Lectern * Crave * Resonate * Overtone >Total running time: 45 mins

Written, arranged, produced & mixed by Klive & Nigel Humberstone. Nigel Humberstone – vocals, bass & keyboards; Klive Humberstone – vocals, tympani, orchestral drums & guitar; Dolores Marguerite C. – vocals; David Electrik – drums & marching snare. Additional musicians: Liz Hanks – cello; Matt Howden – violin & treatment; Graham McElearney – harp; Rob Skeet – clarinets. Photography & image manipulation – Guy J Brown

IN THE NURSERY’s “Blind Sound” is quite an experience for the listener, even more so for the one whose ears have not previously been tuned in to their majestic sound and glorious depictions of the most interesting facets of life. Usually swinging back and forth in critics’ view between neoclassical and martial electronica, what IN THE NURSERY is striking for is first of all their attention to the delicacy and minuteness of the slightest of sounds. With relevant experience in re-scoring silent movies (among which, most recently, the epoch-making 1928 “The Passion of St. Joan of Arc” with iconic Renee Jeanne Falconetti, IN THE NURSERY are sparkling in their creativity and imposition of atmosphere and cadence. (more…)

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