Mr Fogg releases 'Sprint' + An Upcoming Album

Mr Fogg releases 'Sprint' + An Upcoming Album

The new album 'Eleven' is out on June 4th.

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Last Edited by: Nuno Saque Ferreira May 26th, 2012.

Mr Fogg has just unvelied 'Sprint', a previously unheard track from his forthcoming second album, Eleven which is out on June 4th.

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The video features footage from Mr Fogg's recent trip to Iceland, where he recorded the album with legendary producer Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork - Medulla, Feist - Metals, Damon Albarn - Dr Dee).

Mr Fogg's second album is to be released via Kicking In Recordings. As he sat down to write the songs that would make-up his sophomore album, self-managed and signed to his own record label, Mr Fogg was starting to wonder whether life as a solo artist wasn't a bit, well, lonely. Then somebody pointed out to him that his grandfather, born in 1896, had been an opera singer, performing at the Royal Opera House and that his great-grandparents had been a double-act in the 19th century musical halls. Fogg set about his task with renewed energy and a change in approach. Where debut album Moving Parts was largely written in the computer, the new songs were built from a series of sketches, field recordings and improvisations stored in mobile phones and notebooks and later reconstructed in his Oxford studio.

The resulting album, Eleven, was completed during three trips to Iceland in the latter half of 2011 in collaboration with producer Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork - Medulla, Feist - Metals, Damon Albarn - Dr Dee). It is a beguiling mix of the electronic and the organic, setting piano, harmonium, brass and strings against precise, intricate and occasionally brutal electronics. At centre stage is Fogg's distinctive voice, at turns melancholy and optimistic, threatening and sympathetic. Lyrically, it is inextricably linked with the year that gave the album its name.

Above all, though, Eleven is a record that puts the song first, with the intricate arrangements serving as a backdrop to a series of addictive melodies. It's an approach very much in evidence on the piano and multi-layered harmonies of first single, 'Stay Out Of The Sun' (Zane Lowe 'Next Hype') and the spiralling choral samples and soaring vocals of follow-up 'A Little Letting Go', which premiered on on April 2nd.

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