Lost Play

by Anne Garner

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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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Track Name: The Living
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
Track Name: Fall Before the Night
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
Track Name: Colt
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
Track Name: Lost Play
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
Track Name: Toys
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
Track Name: Bedlam
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
Track Name: Not Home
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
Track Name: Unhand
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

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