Nocturne

by Double Thumb

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“With its dreamlike harp arpeggios and wispy, discordant synth lines “Nocturne” takes no prisoners right from the get-go. Although supposedly a demo, the production is fresher and more original than 95% of the mundane nonsense churned out by “professional” studios and labels these days. The orchestration is expert yet sparse, the percussion startling yet understated, the vocal performances beautifully poised… Suffice it to say this is possibly the most assured debut recording I’ve heard by a UK artist since “The Wizard” by Bat For Lashes”
(Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music)

“This is a superb piece of music- the production is amazing. I just had it on repeat in my headphones for about 20 mins”
(Si Hulbert, producer: One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sugababes, Lemar and many others – on “Departure a cappella”).

“The music of opiate fuelled dreams. Intricate, yet elegantly simple, the work of Double Thumb is inventive and utterly spellbinding… A taste of ‘Nocturne’ and I was hooked, lost in addiction”
(KK, composer and producer: Brian Eno, Bjork, Cat Stevens, KT Tunstall, Sting, Kylie, Britney, James Newton Howard, Medieval Baebes and many others)

"A true artist. What her writings inspire in me are are Celtic, Nordic, majestic granite and awesome deep blue water under dramatic skys and for a body of music to do that to someone is quite something"
(Steve Brown, producer: Elton John, George Michael, Freddie Mercury, The Cult, The Manic Street Preachers, The Pogues and many others)

"There’ll always be a space on FOTN for the weird and wonderful, and Doublethumb, a singer/songwriter/producer from London, is exactly that. Sharing parts of the same DNA with some of Tune-Yards’ boundary-pushing output, it may be hard to say ’Oonzeeluhzubazoomzum’, but listening to it is a constant joy"
(Tom Robinson and Fresh on the net team, BBC 6 Music"


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released September 14, 2011

Written, performed, produced and mixed by Double Thumb
Mastered by Double Thumb and Luis Flores
Extra vocals on "Wake (Ice & Blood)" by Ben Crawley
Violin on "Nocturne" by Agata Kubiak
Cello on "Nocturne" by Sally Russell

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Double THumb London, UK

“The music of opiate fuelled dreams. Intricate, yet elegantly simple, the work of Double Thumb is inventive and utterly spellbinding… A taste of ‘Nocturne’ and I was hooked, lost in addiction”
(KK, composer and producer: worked with Brian Eno, Bjork, Mediaeval Baebes, Sting, Kylie, Britney, and many others)
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Track Name: Nocturne
"...and I think I found myself in your dark eyes
Cut through my fear and pour in some warm light
My heart's been sellotaped for a lifetime
Cut through my skin, I'll see through your eyesight"
Track Name: Exile
"The sun is flashing its wild fingertips
The wind is whispering its sweet lullabies
and I am dancing, singing, glowing in the dark
...dancing, singing, while I come to you"
Track Name: Lullaby For Kate
"But when the night comes
Lights, shades and colours just look the same
And all the things I cried for
Are snowflakes that fade away
When your soft, warm lips draw lines on me
Locked eyes, locked arms, I can still feel
Her life breathe inside me"
Track Name: Departure (a cappella)
"See the waves go by with my drunken tears
See the rise and fall of my lonely fear
The sky's piercing blue, Hurts me with its glow
Take me to your eyes, back to things I know"
Track Name: Wake (Ice and Blood)
"Walking down empty rooms in my mind
You came drenched in this silken night
Loneliness and black sweat in my mouth
I suck blindly at your knots of delight
Ice and Blood through me
Ice and Blood through me...."
Track Name: Hollow
"My words have no lips
My tears have no eyes
A shadow of me
still walks by your side
Like ice in my veins
Life shivers inside
An echo of me
Still calls you at night..."