CROSSING THE THRESHOLD

by THE LOAFING HEROES

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    This is the fourth Loafing Heroes album, recorded in Lisbon in 2014, thus beginning a new cycle in the band's journey. This album plays out as a wide-eyed adventure, where many of the twelve songs were composed on Rua da Saudade, overlooking the Tejo River, —a river from which innumerable explorers have set sail onto uncharted seas, many never to return. Some of the band's most memorable songs can be found here, such as "Dream of the Celt" - the rousing ode to the humanitarian and Irish revolutionary Roger Casement; the poignant "Heavenly Waters" that reflects on suicide and renewal; the enigmatic classic "The Trickster" with the memorable bass clarinet riff; and their catchiest and most popular songs live such as "Digression" and "Into the Nothing". Nearly eleven minutes in length, the title track and centrepiece of the album brings together all of Bartholomew Ryan’s compositional ideas into one epic, multi-part adventure: sailing, loafing, a hero’s journey, windows to the imagination, stargazing... and even a wild ride inside the belly of a whale, accompanied by Alexander Andrade’s ecstatic jazz trumpet flourishes.
    Celebrated Portuguese artist Sara Maia’s magical cover art reflects the music’s positive, vagabond spirit, and invites the listener to join The Loafing Heroes as they embark on this poetic journey across the threshold.The album is produced by Nuno Gracio, and features Bartholomew Ryan (vocals & guitars), João Tordo (double bass), Judith Retzlik (violin), Jaime McGill (bass clarinet), Alexandre Andrade (trumpet) and Nuno Morão (percussion).
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DIGRESSION 03:35
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STARGAZER 04:41
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CHI-RHO 03:19
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WILD COUNTRY 03:41
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THE SHEPHERD 02:36
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released April 4, 2014

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THE LOAFING HEROES Lisbon, Portugal

The Loafing Heroes are a cosmopolitan, morphing, dream-folk band based in Lisbon. The project conveys a subversive idea of ‘loafing’ (in slowness, wandering, and perhaps even as an art of living and seeing). The band’s vision of entanglement, transformation and subversive joy responds to the technological overload and ecological catastrophe of our troubled times. ... more

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