Held On The Tips Of Fingers is the second album by Sebastian Rochford's British jazz band Polar Bear. Held On The Tips Of Fingers was released in 2005 on Babel Label and later rereleased by The Leaf Label in 2014.
For starters, Polar Bear is a jazz band that is lead by a drummer, Seb Rochford. Not just any drummer, Seb also plays drums for Acoustic Ladyland and several other projects.
Polar Bear's second studio album originally released on Babel Label in 2005 and re-released by Leaf in 2014. The success of Held On The Tips Of Fingers lead to Polar Bear being shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005. The album shows a distillation of the group's sound, with the enchanting compositions moving between hushed incantations and wild, swirling improvisations. released March 21, 2005.
Like his legendary hair, his music runs wild and free, and as his second album with Polar Bear shows, increasingly deserves attention. The new record Held On The Tips Of Fingers continues his momentum, with the band's lean line up of bass, drums and two tenor saxophones used to the full. 4 To Touch the Red Brick. 5 Held on the Tips of Fingers. 7 The King of Aberdeen. 8 Your Eyes the Sea. 9 Life That Ends Too Soon.
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Typically for Polar Bear, the set opens with a dreamlike slow walk, underpinned by Rochford's rich and evocative drumming. But, unlike most ambient albums, strange things soon start happening. Castanet-like handclaps trigger long, guttural sax lines; electronics fly across the speakers and give way to free-blasting; and odd, pogo-dancing themes over bumpy drumming sound like punk interpretations of Parisian cafe music.
Polar Bear has done both things, and shown the way to a brighter future at the same time. The winner of an AAJ Stone Delight Award for joyful outness from start to finish. Track Listing: Was Dreaming You Called You Disappeared I Slept; Beartown; Fluffy (I Want You); To Touch The Red Brick; Held On The Tips Of Fingers; Argumentative; The King Of Aberdeen; Your Eyes The Sea; Life That Ends Too Soon.
With Polar Bear, Rochford-who with Pete Wareham and Tom Herbert also appears in that other great London zeitgeist band, Acoustic Ladyland-says: "My main aim is to make music that sounds new and has feeling. Track 09 Filename : ld On The Tips Of Fingers/09 Life That Ends Too Soon.
|1||Was Dreaming You Called You Dissapeared I Slept||Polar Bear||2:08|
|3||Fluffy (I Want You)||Polar Bear||5:18|
|4||To Touch the Red Brick||Polar Bear||2:51|
|5||Held on the Tips of Fingers||Polar Bear||5:15|
|7||The King of Aberdeen||Polar Bear||5:55|
|8||Your Eyes the Sea||Polar Bear||3:17|
|9||Life That Ends Too Soon||Polar Bear||7:26|
Performer: Polar Bear
Title: Held on the Tips of Fingers
Style: Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Rock
Size MP3: 1222 mb
Size FLAC: 1962 mb
Rating: 4.7 / 5
Other Formats: TTA ADX WMA AIFF MPC XM