Rhythm and Repose

Rhythm and Repose

by Glen HansardGlen Hansard


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The first solo outing from Frames leader and Swell Season co-conspirator Glenn Hansard doubles down on the prolific Irish singer/songwriter's penchant for crafting soulful, slow burn ballads that ache like the sliced-open underbelly of a terminally swollen rain cloud. Inspired by a year-and-a-half stint as a denizen of New York City, as well his breakup with Swell Season partner Markéta Irglová, the 11-track Rhythm and Repose is as lonely and pained as the face that graces its cover. Hansard's wounded Cat Stevens-esque cadence serves as an excellent bad news delivery system, especially on the sparse piano- and string-laden "The Storm, It's Coming" and the tense, brooding opener "You Will Become." There are also moments ("High Hope," "Bird of Sorrow") on Rhythm and Repose where Hansard uses the confessional singer/songwriter trope as a front for a much more primal process, allowing songs the room to smoke and sizzle before tossing in the gas can in a fit of explosive melodrama that suggests some of the finer moments from the Frames.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2012
Label: Anti
UPC: 0045778720323
catalogNumber: 87203
Rank: 48685

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glen Hansard   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar
Clark Gayton   Horn
David Mansfield   Slide Guitar
Curt Ramm   Horn
Brad Albetta   Bass
Sam Amidon   Banjo,Background Vocals
Thomas Bartlett   Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Pump Organ
Ray Rizzo   Drums
Bryan Devendorf   Drums
Rob Moose   Strings
Markéta Irglová   Background Vocals
Javier Mas   spanish guitar
Hannah Cohen   Background Vocals
Jake Clemons   Horn
Aida Shahghasemi   Background Vocals
Cristin Milioti   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Patrick Dillett   Engineer
David Cleary   Artwork,Layout
Thomas Bartlett   Producer,String Arrangements
Glen Hansard   Artwork,Layout
Nico Muhly   String Arrangements
Rob Moose   String Arrangements
Laurie Legrand   Paintings
Colin Davidson   Cover Portrait

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