released 01 November 2004 | A genre-defying fusion of Art Pop, Progressive, Electronica and ballad influences, the album boasted a potent combination of mellow moods, difficult beats, powerful melodies and ambitious musical experiments.
“Stark and spooky – a record of myriad charms.” – Classic Rock
Recorded in Germany, Finland, Canada and the US over a three year period and featuring drum and mixing contributions from Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), the album collects 15 pieces which for the first time capture perfectly the unique and unfettered musical chemistry of the Reuter, Woestheinrich, Bowness trio in a controlled studio environment.
A significant leap beyond last year’s Scent Of Crash And Burn EP, Never Trust The Way You Are is a genre-defying fusion of Art Pop, Progressive, Electronica and ballad influences, boasting a potent combination of mellow moods, difficult beats, powerful melodies and ambitious musical experiments.
An ideal showcase for Reuter’s Touch Guitar dexterity, Woestheinrich’s impossible rhythms and Bowness’ distinctive vocal style, Never Trust The Way You Are represents a compelling artistic highpoint for all involved.
all music by bowness/reuter/wöstheinrich
lyrics by bowness
tim bowness vocals, vocal loops
markus reuter touch guitar, ambient loops, electronics
bernhard wöstheinrich synthesizers, electronics, percussives
original sessions recorded by philipp quaet-faslem in herzebrock, germany and espoo, finland
mix and additional recording by modo bierkamp in hanover, germany
‘like a 1000 stars’, ‘not you’, ‘song unsung’, ‘mother’s call’ and ‘the scent of crash and burn’ arranged and mixed by lee fletcher in paignton, england
‘carpet demon’ arranged & mixed by derek difilippo in toronto, canada
‘pop killer’ mixed by pat mastelotto (assisted by pat manske) in austin, texas, usa
additional vocal treatment on ‘ten versions of america’ by michael peters, additional drums and percussion on ‘bigger space’ and ‘pop killer’ by pat mastelotto, additional treatments on ‘bigger space’ by bill munyon
mastered by denis blackham at skye mastering
published by earidium gbr and mute song ltd.