Seafaring

Seafaring

Last Days debut, 'Sea' told the story of one man's journey. Now with his 5th album, 'Seafaring', Graham Richardson returns to the sea to examine a range of vocations and exploits adrift.

Drawing inspiration from shipping routes, to Ernest Shackleton and his crew's ill-fated voyage on the Endurance, to families being disjointed and reunited, Seafaring goes some way to hint at what the oceans present to us.

Seafaring reflects on it's subject matter by coherently linking moments that are minimal and still, to those that are compelling and cinematic. Seafaring will be the first Last Days album pressed on vinyl and will be available in white or clear as well as digipak compact disc on May 19th on n5MD records


Norman Records

"Perhaps the most surprising facet of this record is its sense of constantly shifting moods, tones and structures. Like an impressionist painting reflects light, the drift and flow of the record prompt the listener to reconsider their sense of perspective relevant to their surroundings, to their place in the soundscape. It’s not difficult to imagine yourself far out at sea, or standing on a headland with eyes keenly scanning the horizon for signs of returning ships, perhaps carrying family and loved ones...It’s a record that begs for your complete attention, and if you do you will reap the immersive benefits."

[sic] Magazine

"There are no great crashing overtures here, rather dignified contemplation, beauty and wonder. Little things go a long way on this record. Witness the brass on ‘Weddell Sea’, the field recordings that accompany the epic ‘Fading Shore’ and that burst of melodic optimism that is ‘Murmurations’. The whole record has a quiet majesty."

Auftouren

"With all its maritime moments, Last Days has succeeded in a miraculous, unexpected and all the more beautiful treasure, the voiceless sea stories of which have been shown to require no words."

The Skinny

"In general, Richardson opts for tone over melody and forgoes regimented structures in favour of a feeling of constant drift. For those with the patience to go with his flow, Seafaring is an immersive, moving listen."

Gezeitenstrom

"Seafaring is an album, which you will remember for a very long time. Admittedly, the theme of travel and sea has already been interpreted by many outstanding artists, but the album can be included in this list as equivalent. Graham Richardson brings the sea to a very close, you feel like you are moving into another world. This is very great art and therefore deserves success."

A Closer Listen

"The music is progressive in that it looks beyond its own backyard, marveling at beautiful and sometimes exotic things, a thousand fresh faces and a hundred undiscovered languages, a foreign vessel passing through unfamiliar waters."

Stationary Travels

" Imagine sitting by a crackling fire reading tales of the sea with the sound of the surf pounding the shore at a safe distance and the sharp scent of ocean brine carried on the breeze and you get an idea of the places to which this music can transport you."

                                                                                                                                                           .