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Liminality Of Her
Artist: Amanda Whiting
Format: Vinyl


Rel. Date: 04/19/2024
UPC: 5050580819993

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First Word Records is very proud to present 'The Liminality of Her', a brand new 10-track album from their newest signing, Amanda Whiting; a highly-acclaimed Welsh harpist & composer. A virtuoso in her field, this classically trained musician has quickly established herself as an essential player in the UK jazz scene, carving her own unique sound, following on from the paths forged by Ashby and Coltrane. Amanda recently joined the First Word label roster, via a collaborative project with Don Leisure, 'Beyond The Midnight Sun', as well as a feature on his Welsh Music Prize nominated project 'Shaboo Strikes Back'.She's previously toured extensively with her own band, as well as with Matthew Halsall, Rebecca Vasmant, DJ Yoda and Chip Wickham (who also features on this new project), whilst previously releasing three solo albums on Jazzman Records, and a remix project for Scrimshire's Albert's Favourites imprint. Along the way, there's been a nomination for 'Instrumentalist of the Year' from Jazz FM and she's garnered the support of DJs such as Radio 2's Jamie Cullum ('highly recommended') and BBC 6Music's Cerys Matthews ('my highlight of the Cheltenham Jazz festival 2023').This 10-track album exemplifies Amanda's talents as a performer and composer, taking in an array of hypnotizing sonics from the worlds of jazz; from fusion to spiritual and beyond. She is backed with accompaniment from a remarkable set of players in their own right, including Chip Wickham on flute and PEACH. on vocals. A confident display of purposefully blissful compositions that saunter as much as they soothe, whilst being unafraid to lean into some deep uptempo grooves.Amanda describes the theme of this project as 'liminality... that place in between, the transition from one place to another. No longer what it was, yet not what it's going to be.The harp always presents itself at these moments. It's a sound that causes an emotion. My instrument chose me. It's been with me through every chapter of life. It's how I speak, especially when there are no words. This album is a rite of passage for 'her'. A feeling of alchemy, a feeling of liberation. Moments of inner searching, intertwined, waiting but moving forward. Never looking back.'The Liminality of Her' encompasses the highs and the lows. The nomadic love of freedom and spirituality. It's all so much bigger than you or I...'From the cinematic, classical fusion of 'After Dark', to the more playful 'Lost in Abstraction', this album invites you to float in a soundscape of liminality...Tracklisting:A1. Finding the Way (0:47)A2. Facing the Sun (7:04)A3. Intertwined (feat. PEACH.) (5:52)A4. Liminal (3:45)A5. Nomad (4:29)B1. Alchemy (1:49)B2. Waiting to Go (feat. Chip Wickham) (5:57)B3. No Turning Back (3:49)B4. Rite of Passage (feat. PEACH.) (2:56)B5. Feels So Far Away (1:09)