Presenting Steve Jansen's new album, Slope. Tension underlies the crisp rhythms and intricate programming, while a collection of distinctive vocalists draw out the sentiment in his songwriting. As Jansen explains, "with this album I approached composition attempting to avoid chord and song structures and the usual familiar building blocks. instead I wanted to piece together unrelated sounds, music samples, rhythms and 'events' in an attempt to deviate from my own trappings as a musician."
The album features guest contributions from Tim Elsenburg, Thomas Feiner, Anja Garbarek, Nina Kinert, David Sylvian, Theo Travis and Joan Wasser (Joan As Policewoman). Presented as ever in a beautiful digipak with design by Chris Bigg.
2: Sleepyard, featuring Tim Elsenburg
3: Cancelled Pieces, featuring Anja Garbarek
4: December Train
5: Sow The Salt, featuring Thomas Feiner
6: Gap Of Cloud
7: Playground Martyrs, featuring David Sylvian
8: A Way Of Disappearing
9: Ballad Of A Deadman, featuring Joan Wasser and David Sylvian
10: Conversation Over
11: Life Moves On
12: Playground Martyrs (Reprise), featuring Nina Kinert
For further information on Slope, please visit the album microsite: slope.stevejansen.com