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For his latest album, Harmonograph
, Hewerdine has recorded his own versions of songs he has written for, and often with, other people; 12 songs - some well-known, like the Eddi Reader hit single, Patience Of Angels, some not, and some never recorded previously.
Following a concept proposal by Carpenter, the drolly titled Carpenter coffee table reflects her and Mira's mutual interest in music; its proportions are based on those produced by a harmonograph
, a mechanical apparatus that draws geometric shapes in response to the vibrations of musical notes.
Albums like Baptist Hospital (1996), Thanksgiving (1999) and Harmonograph
(2005) drew particularly high praise from the critics but he has maintained a high standard throughout his solo career.
For his latest album Harmonograph
, Boo resolved to record his own versions of songs he had written for, and often with, other people.
The Steady States at the New Art Gallery in Walsall includes a massive version of a harmonograph
- a Victorian device which used pendulums to create patterned drawings.
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quilted down coat, THREEASFOUR.
He has built an impressive reputation based on albums like Baptist Hospital, Thanksgiving and the current Harmonograph
but his songs have also reached the mainstream via artists like Natalia Imbruglia, Mel C and Jack Savoretti.
produced patterned drawings, using a pendulum.