The Fireman Finds His Voice With Brand New Album

The Fireman Finds His Voice With Brand New Album

The Fireman Finds His Voice With Brand New Album Electric Arguments
Album Release Date: 17th November 2008 The Fireman are back after a
ten-year break and this time they have something to sing about. For
the first time ever the The Fireman have found their voice, Electric
Arguments is their first release to feature vocals. Electric Arguments
is their third and brand new studio album and it's not the album
people might expect from the mysterious duo. Ambient dreams in rainbow
arches describe the circles of The Fireman, is how the duo described
their music in a rare interview around the release of their last album
'Rushes'‚ in 1998. Their first album 'Strawberries Oceans Ships
Forest', released in 1993, was a solid ambient dance album heavy on
electronics. Around this time the identity of The Fireman was unknown
until the press exposed the duo as none other than Paul McCartney and
Youth. The now defunct music bible Melody Maker heaped praise on the
project, 'Paul McCartney has discovered dance music'‚ the
results are staggeringly brilliant. 'They (The Fireman) take a melody
and, with dexterous genre-hopping through ambient, trance and house,
evolve a number of breathtaking variations.' Last year The Fireman
returned to work again to start work on what would become Electric
Arguments. The results this time are entirely different. Earlier this
year The Fireman donated a new track, Lifelong Passion, from Electric
Arguments, to the charity Adopt-A-Minefield. This new track marked a
directional change for The Fireman. Lifelong Passion showcased a new
more traditional song based sound with vocals, going against the sound
of the first two albums. And so the speculation began. A studio source
was quoted in The Times as describing their new sound like Arcade Fire
meets Led Zeppelin. So what had The Fireman been up to and what does
the album sound like? Electric Arguments is an eclectic and varied
album consisting of thirteen tracks recorded in thirteen days over the
period of nearly a year. Each track was written and recorded in the
space of one day. The Fireman went into the studio with no plan or
clear direction of how they wanted the album to sound. The project
took a life of its own and the results will surprise anyone expecting
to hear the previous sound of the band. The album's opener Nothing Too
Much Just Out Of Sight is classic rock and an instant attention
grabber. A heavy guitar riff with loud drums and souring vocals, it's
like nothing The Fireman have ever done before. The second track, the
acoustic driven Two Magpies immediately takes you in a different
direction, calming things right down. Then we reach the third song
Sing The Changes, a euphoric upbeat song with an instantly memorable
melody. Electric Arguments continues in this fashion, keeping the
listener intrigued as to where The Fireman will take them next. Each
album track has an entirely different personality, yet somehow this
collection sits together perfectly. Other standout tracks include
'Light From Your Lighthouse', 'Sun Is Shining'‚ and Dance Til
We're High'‚ all in keeping with the genre-hopping spirit of the
first two The Fireman albums. Electric Arguments demonstrates that
Paul McCartney is still interested in pure musical possibilities. This
is an album set to both surprise and delight the listener. Made with
no record company restraints or a set release date to work to,
Electric Arguments was made with complete artistic and creative
freedom. Track listing: The Fireman Electric Arguments 1) Nothing Too
Much Just Out Of Sight 2) Two Magpies 3) Sing The Changes 4)
Travelling Light 5) Highway 6) Light From Your Lighthouse 7) Sun Is
Shining 8) Dance 'Til We're High 9) Lifelong Passion 10) Is This Love?
11) Lovers In A Dream 12) Universal Here, Everlasting Now 13) Don't
Stop Running Produced By Paul McCartney & Youth All tracks written
by Paul McCartney Electric Arguments is released by MPL, and
manufactured and distributed by One Little Indian Ltd

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