New From Bedroom Community: Puzzle Muteson’s “En Garde”
Puzzle Muteson En Garde
Bedroom Community HVALUR11 (6.6.11)
The news: “‘It’s really a tremendously warm and uplifting listen, blessed with just divine orchestration from [Nico] Muhly, and recommended to lovers of timeless songcraft everywhere.’ – Boomkat
‘With Muteson’s quavering tenor aided by the delicate production of [Valgeir] Sigurðsson, En Garde plays out a spellbinding and hauntingly evocative fairytale of emotions of one man’s imagination.’ – Folk Radio UK
We are happy to announce our newest offering; Puzzle Muteson is an islander of a different breed and today he steps forward with his debut album En Garde. Purchasing En Garde from the Bedroom Community online store comes with an instant download of the album + a bonus track. The record is available as digital download and CD digipak, with artwork by Chris Bigg.
From the Bedroom Community bio sheet:
“Puzzle Muteson is the alter ego of an enigmatic songwriter from the Isle of Wight, rendering his music in a tremulous tenor over a finely spun web of fingerpicked guitar. Born in London, Isle of Dogs, the southern English island provided unexpected shelter for the shuddering transformation into one-man band Puzzle Muteson. His grade-school music teacher was first to recognise his unrivalled vibrato, and a little while later a parade of chance and coincidence led him to inhabit Puzzle Muteson, and start shaping a body of songs. Puzzle has since toured Ireland and the U.K., opening up for the likes of The Fruit Bats, Death Vessel and Sub Pop darling Daniel Martin Moore.
After obsessively listening to Puzzle Muteson’s own raw tapes, producer- arranger duo Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly nurtured the songs that now inhabit his debut recording En Garde, released via Valgeir’s Bedroom Community label. The record shimmers with the signature value of Puzzle’s collaborators who have previously worked with the likes of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Antony (& the Johnsons), Sam Amidon and many others.