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Richard Haswell - New album With The Changing Light - 04.01.21

Press Release: December 28, 2020

Richard Haswell

New album With The Changing Light

Available 04.01.21 on Spotify, Bandcamp,

Apple Music and all other streaming services.

Limited edition clear vinyl and 'sunset yellow'

cassette versions available end of January


Artist Bio

With The Changing Light is the 24th studio album from Edinburgh-based Haswell

and his first since 2017's Lamp Black. He has released albums under his own name

since 2010 but prior to that as Rhubarb, G For Gnome and White Noise. Previous

albums Lamp Black, Asteroids and Safety In Movement have all been favourably

received by critics with Safety In Movement awarded album of the month in June

2010 by Kate Mossman in Word magazine.

The new album was written and recorded between March and December 2020, initially during lockdown. Haswell plays all instruments with remote contributions from Pete

Reilly on saxophone, Lewis Kippen on lead guitar, Thomas Urch on bass and Dave

Smith on harmonica.

Haswell's key passions of krautrock, folk and electronica are all present here but

with added pop/art rock/dance elements inspired by early Simple Minds, The

Sound, Echo & The Bunnymen, R.E.M., U2, The Cure, Joy Division and Talking

Heads as well as some prog elements like Marillion & Pink Floyd, particularly on

Shoshone Point.

Previous Press:

Safety In Movement (2010):

"A remarkable thing - a strange lo-fi tardis of an album whose nine subtle songs unroll from the speakers like a soundtrack

to some bedsit kingdom...the thrill here is great songwriting with an appearance of effortlessness."

Kate Mossman - The Word

“Like a bedroom Radiohead…an inspired arranger and sonic visionary throughout these nine DIY voyages into sound…

skittering electronic aesthetics, experimentation, and impressive shards of noise.” Americana UK

Lamp Black (2017):

"Gothic and dark...sweeping and majestic...this is a strong album. If your tastes run to the kind of experimental trance

atmospheric music that you didn't think existed anymore, this album is for you."

Fatea Magazine

"Rich in guitar and atmospherics...stately and elegant."

Terrascope Online

Asteroids (2013):

"wonderfully inventive and anthemic pop music of the kind few even try to make any more...like a journey through a

peculiarly personal, and tasteful, history of great indie/pop/rock of the last 40 odd years...one of the best of the year.

Richard Haswell is a man to sit up and take notice of." Scots Whae Hae

“… has an edge unlike anything else currently on the radio….it has an epic appeal, making waves across ages and miles… it

consumes your being.” Skope Magazine


Contact Richard Haswell:


Label: Rhubarb Music - RHU055

E-mail: richardhaswell72@gmail.com

Tel: 07771 690 527

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Richard Haswell

Tel: 07771690527

Email: richardhaswell72@gmail.com

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