Storm Gordon releases an album, ‘The Lie I Love The Best’, on Wonderlust Productions.
Available via Proper Music Distribution, the 11-track long-player comes on 12″ vinyl pressing as well as a digital download.
It’s the first long-player in 14 years from the Arran-born musician, following 2007’s ‘Someone to Dance With’.
“We had to move the studio many times,” Gordon explains of the lengthy gap between releases. “From Scotland to Canada, then to Cornwall, back to Scotland, then to Cornwall again. All huge, time-consuming upheavals. We also decided that, above all else, we wanted to combine analogue with digital. This is very costly, so it took many years just to get the studio we wanted.”
The daughter of a late jazz musician father and an artist mother, Gordon, along with sister Julia, was raised on the Isle of Arran, and after a spell travelling and working and singing in Los Angeles, studied Art History, Classics and Archaeology at Glasgow University.
After leaving university, she then began to collaborate with guitarist David Galbraith. “David always listens. He’s very honest if he doesn’t like something, so you can trust him completely,” she says of her now-partner and producer. “He is both artistic and technically minded,” she continues, “which is essential for our collaboration. He has no prejudices about music. His taste and knowledge are very wide.”
Together they recorded debut album ‘Songs for Birdman’ on their own Wonderlust label, before relocating to Toronto for the follow-up having begun recording it in Scotland with Tom McKay & Tony Rabalao – the rhythm section of Canadian rock band Joydrop.
Gordon then hooked up with other musicians in the Canadian city, and has continued working with the rhythm section of Vince Macacarone & Roger Williams, as well as the now Jamaica-based sax player Isax InJah for this new release .
The album also features a rare appearance by PJ Moore, formerly of The Blue Nile.