Since releasing and extensively touring “Sincerely, Future Pollution” (2017) Taylor Kirk has been busy working as a producer on several full-length LP’s, including Joseph Martone’s “Honeybirds” and the sophomore recording “Nightshades” by This Lonesome Paradise. Timber Timbre have quietly released two cassette only EP’s, “I Am Coming To Paris” and “The Dissociation Tapes Volume 1”.
Timber Timber is finally returning with a new full-length entitled “Lovage” – the most accomplished and engrossing Timber Timbre album to date – which isn’t to say that Taylor Kirk has merely refined his working methods. In fact, “Lovage” is a bona fide masterpiece, as Kirk manages to combine disparate influences that would otherwise seem mutually incompatible. Together with producer-engineer Michael Dubue, he reconciles Brian Wilson’s rich sonic palette with the amused melancholy of Leonard Cohen. When asked about these influences Taylor admits these are certainly touchstones. ”Brian Wilson and Leonard Cohen are among many influences that have come to embody what music is to me.” Kirk admits to revisiting Sun Ra, Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane as well as Italian singers such as Pino Daniele and Paolo Conte, which might explain the cinematic lightness of the new album. “Lovage” will be released on October 6th on [PIAS].
In support of “Lovage”, Timber Timber will be performing a series of shows in Europe – featuring the new Timber Timbre trio, Mike Dubue (piano, synthesizer, voice), Adam Bradley Schreiber (drums, percussion) and Taylor Kirk (guitar, voice).