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Robin James - Paper Earth

Robin James returns with his second album 'Paper Earth'
Released March 7th via Pocket Size.  

'Paper Earth was recorded using vintage analogue equipment over 3 days at Analogue Catalogue Recording Studios with no computers in sight.

As Robin explains:The temptations to edit and manipulate the songs are taken away when recording onto tape, which is both liberating and slightly frightening. But as Leonard Cohen sings – ‘forget your perfect offering; there is a crack, a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in’.

"Great vocals and psych guitar"

Will Hodgkinson - Guitar Man and Song Man

Whilst Saint Jude was recorded with just one voice and one guitar, Paper Earth sees the introduction of some new instruments, and even a guest appearance from Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote, on wines glasses and accordion.

Robin who left London the day he recorded Saint Jude, lives at the top of an Old Rectory in North Yorkshire, where he listens to Gregorian chanting and grows vegetables.

The artwork for both his albums were designed by award winning artist Rachael Burnett, whose work has been exhibited alongside Damien Hirst at the Belgravia Gallery London.


"This is what music should be about…Give him a listen. Then listen again. You won’t regret it."

God Is In The TV


Robin’s performances have drawn audiences from Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, through to The Troubadour, London, into an intimate, haunting and delicate world with his distinctive sound. His fragile, yet powerful voice, and carefully crafted lyrics, draw the listener into a world full of vulnerability, paradox and unknowing, where light and darkness coexist.

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