Turn Off The Sun / In The Bleak Midwinter

by Captives On The Carousel

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Merry Christmas 2011!

The always magical Captives on the Carousel once again charm us with their dreamy music. ‘Turn off the sun’ is a slow, understated groove with the solemnity of the day after a blizzard. Some regret in the vocal delivery (and the lyrics) make it quite emotional. B-side included in your download is ‘In the bleak midwinter’, that classic posthumous poem by Christina Rossetti. A beautiful piece of writing is rendered even more beautiful (all about the subtle swell in the cello bit). Lovely.
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released December 20, 2011

All tracks performed by Captives On The Carousel - Sarah Morrey (vocals and guitar) and Ben Eckersley (cello). Track 1 written by Captives On The Carousel. Track 2 written by Gustav Holst with words by Christina Rossetti, arranged by Captives On The Carousel.

Recorded by Nick Maldini at Sounds Like Screaming, Sheffield, December 2011

Cover photo: Cemetery Park, Sheffield. Photography by Captives on the Carousel


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Captives On The Carousel Sheffield, UK

Captives on the Carousel are Sarah Morrey and Ben Eckersley.

They play folk originals on cello and guitar, telling stories of enchantment and dark goings on...

Sarah's poetic lyrics combined with Ben's haunting strings draw you into a world of mystery and magic.

"A more charming duo purveying mysterious, spine-tingly pop you're unlikely to find this side of Narnia."

- Nation Sheffield
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