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Mid Air


Paul Buchanan


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  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Mid Air   MP3 sample
  2   Half The World   MP3 sample
  3   Cars In The Garden   MP3 sample
  4   Newsroom   MP3 sample
  5   I Remember You   MP3 sample
  6   Buy A Motor Car   MP3 sample
  7   Wedding Party   MP3 sample
  8   Two Children   MP3 sample
  9   Summers's On Its Way   MP3 sample
  10   My True Country   MP3 sample
  11   A Movie Magazine   MP3 sample
  12   Tuesday   MP3 sample
  13   Fin De Siècle   MP3 sample
  14   After Dark   MP3 sample


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Paul Buchanan, mainstay of Glaswegian soulful pop perfectionists The Blue Nile, presents his debut solo album.

'Mid Air' is an extraordinarily intimate record, its spare piano and vocal-based arrangements unfurling at a meditative pace. Thirteen of its fourteen tracks are less than three minutes long, but rest assured all life is here. Buchanan's beautifully bruised voice remains a faithful conduit of all things emotive, and 'Mid Air' was written from a place of humility and wee-small-hours contemplation.

Says Paul: "I think if I'd tried to make a record that sounds like the band I'd be quite nervous, but this is more of a record-ette. It's quite small in stature and the songs are very brief, but don't get me wrong -- it kept me awake at night."

Buchanan also concedes that, in some ways, he is "continually re-writing the same song", chipping away at the themes that have absorbed him from day one. 'Far above the chimney tops / Take me where the bus don't stop" he sings here on "My True Country".

Naturally, such starry-eyed sentiments will chime with fans of the Blue Nile's charmed 1983 debut, 'A Walk Across The Rooftops'. At root, these beautifully smudged miniatures represent a still more potent distillation of all that has made Buchanan's past work so special. 'Mid Air' -- his little "record-ette" as he calls it -- is wonderfully big of heart.


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Artist: Paul Buchanan
Album: Mid Air
Cat #: ROOM01
Date: 13/06/2012
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
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