Lost Play

by Anne Garner

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1.
The Living 06:02
Warm wind blowing Melt the frozen cells Dare to face everything that heals Waking Let me be the living Let me say I'm here Full of life and breathing Here I stand Here I stand Fresh emotions Open up this heart Feel it all course through these veins Come alive Let me be the living Let me say I'm here Full of life and breathing Here I stand Here I stand
2.
The moment we are alone Strange silence fills the sky I’m hoping we’ll stay alone Strange diamonds in our eyes Day is over we let go And fall before the night Lost in awe before it all We lie before the dawn One moment and you are real The whole world feels warm I’m hoping that you will stay You know you are my home Day is over we let go And fall before the night Lost in awe before it all We lie before the dawn We lie before the dawn We lie before the dawn We lie before the dawn
3.
Colt 04:20
Please stay, have a look around It’s okay, have a look around You seem to know the way You seem to know the way here Love here, but you mustn’t leave We’re your family know It seems you’ve lost your way Here you’ll find a new name
4.
Lost Play 04:31
Where’s the child that used to play Looking for fun? All the wonder all the joy Gone There used to be a playground There used to be adventure here But nowadays we’re grown up And shut down here Remember when the childish games Were crushed and pushed aside All the spark all the light Died There used to be a playground There used to be adventure here But nowadays we’re grown up And shut down here Nowadays Nowadays Nowadays Nowadays There used to be a playground There used to be adventure here But nowadays we’re grown up And shut down here Nowadays Nowadays Nowadays Nowadays
5.
Toys 05:13
Once there was a lonely toy Left on the floor Face to the wall It belonged to long ago days Way back when they used to play There it was Wanting to be loved again Left and lost Will they pick it up again Once there was a lonely toy Left on the floor Face to the wall Old and dusty Waiting for a bit of loving and care There it was Wanting to be loved again Left and lost Will they pick it up again
6.
Bedlam 04:22
In the dark When your eyes fail you Things can roam In your head for a time In the light When your mind fears you Things can change What you feel could be true Some may say that You’ve gone wrong Let them say that Let’s go wrong Razor sharp Whispered words, underhand Frighten off What they can’t understand Some may say that You’ve gone wrong Let them say that Let’s go wrong Let them say Some may say that You’ve gone wrong Let them say that Let’s go wrong Let them say
7.
Not Home 05:08
Looking out in the half light Think you miss me You'll be fine Not home So don't try to call Don't come to see me I'm not here anymore Over time you'll forget me You won't remember all we shared You'll be flying in a new sky Shining brightly All on your own Not home So don't try to call Don't come to see me I'm not here anymore
8.
Unhand 04:55
Need help here In the waning light After everything Still fighting for Something to hold Unhand Time has changed me Unhand Unhand Let the old words fade And vows be broke Be free again Unfollow the fate we made Unhand Time has changed me Unhand Unhand Time has changed me Unhand Unhand

about

Where's the child who used to play, looking for fun?

Anne Garner’s new album Lost Play celebrates the vital, unrestrained joy of childhood and grieves the nameless slide from curiosity to conformity. This moving and heartfelt work reflects on how being moulded by other people can leave us feeling punished, shut down, and open to abuse and loss of self in adulthood. Within these dark echoes are seeds of comfort and a sense of hope, and perhaps even a path towards rediscovering the childlike joy all over again.

Anne’s fifth album was produced with James Murray and is presented once again on his Slowcraft Records label.

Selected Press:

“Anticipation has steadily grown in these parts for the follow-up to Anne Garner's mesmerizing 2015 release Be Life, and with Lost Play it's finally here... during one particularly memorable moment in “Not Home,” Anne sings “Over time you'll forget me / You won't remember what we shared.” Speaking for myself, the likelihood of such a thing happening is virtually impossible when music of such remarkable spendour is available to be returned to over and over again.”
- Ron Schepper, textura

textura.org/archives/g/garner_lostplay.htm
(interview here: www.textura.org/archives/interviews/fivequestions_garner.htm)

“The eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Be Life is a jaw-dropping return from Anne Garner. Lost Play shows a sensitive understanding of the self, bringing with it a behemoth of an epiphany. Over time, things are lost – people are lost – and Lost Play faces up to this erosion bravely, where the leaving behind of childhood meets the slow-bleeding loss of innocence... Anne shows a great amount of bravery in voicing these thoughts, and her honesty gives the music an extra depth. This is real songcraft, real heart, real music. Her music cries, wanting to be free....Lost Play is a special album, beautiful in the extreme, but breaking, too.”
- James Catchpole, Fluid Radio

www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2018/07/anne-garner-lost-play/

“Her mournful and monumental album “Lost Play” on Slowcraft Records [is] beguiling and discomforting in equal measure, with a brooding menace and a graceful beauty. Each lyric is carefully selected and delicately annunciated in an album as crushingly moving as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Skeleton Key”, with a voice as tingling as Lisa Germano, where the gaps between the Joanna Newsom-esque arrangements are as weighty as the words themselves.”
- Nick Hutchings, Velvet Sheep

velvet-sheep.com/song-for-ewe/anne-garner-song-ewe/

“I quaranta minuti di “Lost Play” si trasformano così in un unitario flusso di suono e di coscienza, davvero in grado di ritagliare una parentesi di sogno e di magia, proiettando in un universo di sensibilità e dolcezza, sulle ali di narcolettico incanto chamber-folk, da cogliere senza remore, con spirito autenticamente fanciullesco.”
- Raffaello Russo, Music Won’t Save You

musicwontsaveyou.com/2018/06/11/anne-garner-lost-play/

"Un flusso emozionale lento ed inarrestabile che rapisce per la sua persistente, ristoratrice grazia."
- Peppe Trotta, TRISTE

tristesunset.com/2018/06/22/anne-garner-lost-play/

“Mag alles ein wenig philosophisch klingen, aber Lost Play verneigt sich akustisch vor der unberührten Kindheit auf einem einzigartigen Niveau. Wer gerne seine Gedanken zur Musik schweifen lässt, um die Kindheit wieder einzufangen, ist hier genau richtig aufgehoben. Atmosphärische Klanglandschaften mit einem neoklassischen Anstrich sind genau das, was Menschen in hektischen Zeiten brauchen, um zur Gesinnung zu kommen. Lost Play reiht sich mit seiner sympathischen Art nahtlos ein. Release ist am 08. Juni 2018 über das kleine Label Slowcraft Records uns bekommt von uns eine Empfehlung. Das Artwork stammt von Bobbie Russon.”
- André Schönauer, Gezeitenstrom

credits

released June 8, 2018

The project was three years in the making and features:

Brona McVittie (Harp)
Jo Quail (Cello)
James Murray (Guitar, Bass, Keys, Electronics, Vocals)
Nick Samuel (Saxophone)
Thea and Chloe Murray (Vocals)
Maris Peterlevics (Violin)
Jack Hayter (Pedal Steel)

& Anne Garner (Vocals, Piano, Keys, Flute)

Written by Anne Garner
Produced by James Murray and Anne Garner
Mastered by Dean Honer
Artwork by Bobbie Russon

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Lifelines is a new digital series presenting vital and consoling works from an expanding Slowcraft roster, each paired with bespoke artwork by printmaker June Murray.

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Created and curated by James Murray, Slowcraft has been presenting exceptional, unclassifiable music for people who treasure beautiful audio artefacts since 2011.
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