Martin Stilwell Bathed In Light
Bathed in Light is Martin Stilwells' first solo EP - an eclectic debut collection of homemade recordings, taking in alternative pop, melodic folk, and electronica. Rooted in the traditions of classic song-writing, with echoes of Neil Young and Elliot Smith, these songs are delivered through a decidedly English filter, with production influenced by the likes of Four Tet.
Stilwell is a singer songwriter who has been making music for over 20 years. He first started writing and performing as a teenager, and went on to front the Liverpool-based outfits Alterkicks and Dead Cities. He has performed all over the UK, including shows at Glastonbury and T in the Park, and has worked with Stephen Street.
After an 8 year hiatus, Stilwell is now breaking out on his own.
"a mixed bag of magic so ‘make room in your collection for this EP"
"a great listen with plenty of ‘ah-ha’ moments"
PRESS ON STILWELL'S SONGWRITING
"the catchiest of lilting melodies"
"a distinct voice with catchy, roaring anthems"
"sonic minimalism and contemplative downbeat lyrics utilising the contradiction of sadness and joy, despondency and hope... a tantalising mixture allowing for simple songcraft and spatial texture to rest side by side"
BATHED IN LIGHT
Bathed In Light
All tracks written and performed by Martin Stilwell.
Tracks 2, 4 and 5 recorded by Martin at home.
Track 1 performed by Martin, Gajo Paco, Oli Hughes, Ryan Wyatt and Charlie Mullan. Recorded by Gajo Paco at the Docklands Speed Shop.
Track 3 performed by Martin. Recorded by Martin at home and Gajo Paco at the Docklands Speed Shop.
Mixed by Gajo Paco.
Mastered by Stephen Kerrison at Tall Trees Audio Mastering.