Arthur Buck :: Arthur Buck


ARTHURBUCK_CoverSinger/songwriter Joseph Arthur en R.E.M.’s Peter Buck waren fans van elkaar en toen Arthur bij Buck een achtergelaten dobro kwam ophalen, begonnen ze spontaan samen muziek te maken. Het resultaat is Arthur Buck, de naam van hun CD en van het duo. Het is een muzikale ontdekkingsreis zonder grenzen. Sixties, psychedelica, elektronica, pop, hiphop. Mooie liedjes, inventieve muziek, eigenzinnig. Wie had kunnen denken dat Buck in zijn post R.E.M.-bestaan nog zo’n revolutionaire plaat zou maken. Arthur Buck is een van de fijnste verrassingen van 2018.

Sometimes the catalyst for creating great art is simply being in the right place at the right time. For Arthur Buck, the new collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck, that place was Mexico, and that time was the fall of 2017. Specifically, a little town off the Baja coast named Todos Santos, with the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the east and the bright blue Pacific stretching out infinitely to the west. It is here that Buck has held the Todos Santos Music Festival for the last several years, which he created in 2012 with his wife, Chloe Johnson, shortly after R.E.M. called it a day. Among the many artists who have played the festival is Joseph Arthur, who also happened to leave behind a guitar—a Dobro, specifically—after his last appearance there. And so last year he made the trek down to Todos Santos to pick up the instrument. Which is where he ran into Peter Buck.

ARTHURBUCK-JPGS-294 Photo Dean Karr

That was the beginning of Arthur Buck. The creative result of this relationship is a vibrant 11-song collection that captures the spontaneity at the heart of the project—right down to the 1-2-3-4 count off from Buck that opens the record—with sounds and styles meshed together in an easy, almost playful manner. Tchad Blake was brought in to mix the proceedings, and the product is the new Arthur Buck—the outcome of a shockingly productive burst of inspiration.

1. I Am The Moment
2. Are You Electrified?
3. The Wanderer
4. Forever Waiting
5. If You Wake Up In Time
6. Summertime
7. American Century
8. Forever Falling
9. Before Your Love Is Gone
10. Wide Awake In November
11. Can’t Make It Without You




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