Double Geography Open Water

Label
Invisible, Inc.
Released
17th May 2024

Format Info

LP - black vinyl

Invisible Inc once again presents another incredible full-length album from the talented Double Geography. Following on from 2020’s “The Indoor Gardener”, the new LP “Open Water” is bathed in a similar blissful atmosphere.

Double Geography aka Duncan Thornley (one half of Weird Weather and studio engineer at MAP Studios), following the success of his debut album now presents his second album for Invisible Inc. Leaning towards the label’s more ambient and laidback output, the album is themed around water, transience and escape and sounds as unshackled and free-flowing as you’d expect…you can almost feel the breeze in the air and the sun on your skin.

There is a noticeable progression in the music from his previous releases, this time featuring several additional musicians to compliment Thornley’s electronics with live instrumentation…adding a complexity and depth to each of these compositions and an overall ‘organic’ quality that makes these new pieces sound like quite a departure from the first album. Fretless bass, clarinet and saxophone decorate the music with refrains and melodies that have been enchanting our imagination even in their absence since first hearing them.

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“I wanted to incorporate some live musicians on this release so called upon some of the talent I’d worked with as an engineer at MAP Studios…that was the main drive behind the music for this release. The tracks are named after things that relate to either leaving behind canal boat living, e.g. Goodbye Great Escape (Great Escape was the name of our boat) or memories from a trip to Hydra, Greece. All sorta water related… On one of our walks around the island we ended up sharing a beach with Pierluigi Collina hence Famous Italian Referee! That track felt like the weirdest of the bunch so it got designated the weirdest name / memory!” (Duncan Thornley, March 2024)