Dark Bird Is Home is the fourth LP by The Tallest Man on Earth. It was released on CD, digital and vinyl on May 12, 2015 through the label Dead Oceans. The album is the first in his discography to feature a full band playing on almost every track. The songs of the album were recorded in various countries, studios, and barns, and are said to "carry a weather-worn quality, some dirt and some grit
Dark Bird Is Home, his first album since 2012's There's No Leaving Now, continues in this vein, and Matsson's persona fades even more into the tapestry he's made with his music. Matsson handles most of the performances, including keyboards and drums. He has some extra players-most notably background vocals and strings from Bon Iver's Mike Noyce-to fill the songs out, but the majority of the starry musical textures are Matsson's. He recorded the album in odd places in his native Sweden and surrounding countries, and the dusting of synths, pedal steel, french horns.
While 'Dark Bird Is Home' is The Tallest Man at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times, it’s also an album with strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings - which feels fresh for The Tallest Man on Earth, and well timed. Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, like old cars & tightly wound clocks. released May 12, 2015.
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By "Darkness Is the Dream," he's onto the fleet brand of stomper that is his specialty, with rich open-tuned guitar chords aided by ringing banjo to make for an antic clamor of strummed release.
Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, who is not the tallest man on earth, is following a Dylanish musical progression: after three albums of wordy folk minimalism, he’s reached his noisy stage – and it’s promising. Opening track Fields of Our Home starts understatedly, with Matsson’s high, arid vocal lines shadowed by a banjo, but acquires layers of guitar, brass and keyboards which gradually swamp his voice. When the massed weight of the instruments kicks in, there’s a triumphalism that recalls Simple Minds in their stadium pomp. Lyrically, Matsson is more than usually opaque. The album’s theme is the break-up of his marriage – as the acerbic chorus of Timothy goes: She said, ‘Why are you so complicated?’ – but he doesn’t give much else away. No need: Dark Bird is lovely as it is. Topics.
Dark Bird Is Home Tracklist: 01. Fields of Our Home 02. Darkness of the Dream 03. Singers 0. Consult the full schedule below. The Tallest Man On Earth 2015 Tour Dates: 06/19-21 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival 06/19-21 – Scheessel, De @ Hurricane Festival 06/19-21 – Munich, DE @ Southside Festival 06/27-07/04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival 07/17-19 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival 07/18-19 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eau Claire Music and Arts Festival. The Tallest Man On Earth.
The album was recorded by Matsson himself in his home studio in Dalarna during the latter part of 2011 and early 2012 Along with the album, Matsson announced a summer tour throughout Europe and the United States including two gigs in Sweden (at the Södra Teatern (English: Southern Theatre) in Stockholm) and a performance at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island . Matsson's fourth studio album as The Tallest Man on Earth, Dark Bird Is Home, was released on 12 May 2015 on Dead Oceans