Wednesday, December 9, 2009

get to know: Doveman

This is a guy who's music I wasn't all that familiar with besides hearing his association in working with The National. On that alone I had to check out some of his music and his latest album The Conformist, which came out at the end of October. Doveman is Thomas Bartlett, a keyboardist who has collaborated with marquee acts like Antony and the Johnsons, The National, Yoko Ono, Bebel Gilberto, David Byrne, and Grizzly Bear to name a few, and on his newest LP, he gets help from some of those friends, namely The National members Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, and Bryan Devendorf, Nico Muhly, Glen Hansard (Swell Season, The Frames), Norah Jones, Dawn Landes, Beth Orton, and Martha Wainwright.
The disc explores his quiet musical style and disctinct voice, which it seems like people either seem to love or dislike, but you can check out it for yourself below, with the album track "Angel's Share" featuring Matt Beninger of The National.

Doveman-Angels Share w/Matt Berninger

The Conformist track listing:
Breathing Out
The Best Thing
From Silence
The Cat Awoke
Angel's Share
The Burgundy Stain


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