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when star fall by the dark flowers: information

The Dark Flowers is a new 'dark country' musical project formed by acclaimed songwriter Paul Statham (Dido, Peter Murphy) and featuring Jim Kerr, Peter Murphy, Dot Allison (former Massive Attack vocalist), Norwegian songstress Kate Havnevik, rising star Catherine AD, Shelly Poole (Alisha's Attic, Red Sky July) and Mercury prize nominated Helicopter Girl.

The inspiration for The Dark Flowers project emerged while Statham was reading Sam Shepard's award-winning Motel Chronicles. Influenced by his love for Brian Eno's Another Green World, Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago and listening to 1970's soundtrack The Hired Hand by Bruce Langhorne, an unlikely album took shape.

Formed out of each vocalist's unique interpretation of excerpts from Shepard's Chronicles the tracks are soundscaped by Statham, who sculpted a backdrop from slide guitar, banjo and found-sounds. -

The When Stars Fall EP is now available as a vinyl style CD. Featuring four tracks,the title track When Stars Fall has vocals from Shelly Poole (Red Sky July and Alisha's Attic). Jim Kerr contributes This Boys Life and Night Is The New Day and the final track is the beautiful No Trains Stop Here featuring Catherine A.D..

This is a limited edition of 200 and comes with numbered artwork.

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  • When Stars Fall was the first physically release by The Dark Flowers. The vinyl-replica CD was a limited edition of 200, each being numbered and signed by Paul Statham.

when stars fall: quick reference
CD   When Stars Fall
1.  When Stars Fall(3:45)
2.Night Is The New Day(4:44)
3.No Trains Stop Here(4:17)
4.This Boy's Life(3:47)

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