Jim Guthrie

'Takes Time' (album stream)

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Jim Guthrie - 'Takes Time' (album stream)
By Alex HudsonIt's been a full decade since Jim Guthrie released his last proper solo album, 2003's Now, More Than Ever, and in the interim he has busied himself with everything from film scores, to videogame music to new bands. Now, he's finally back with Takes Time via Static Clang. Before the album's May 7 release, the entire album is available to stream on Exclaim.ca.

The material here spans several years, having between recorded between 2007 and 2012 by Guthrie himself and Mark Lawson (Arcade fire, Colin Stetson, the Unicorns). Guthrie told Exclaim! last year, "I have a new album in the works. I actually started it three years ago and then just stopped working on it only to pick it up again and then put it back down! I'm hoping to finish it soon because it's getting to the point of just plain lame."

The 11 songs balance folk influences with spaced-out atmospheric textures, with the results ranging from the quirky bubblegum bounce of "Taking My Time…" to the wistful melancholia of "Before and After" to the climactic grandness of "Wish I Were You."

Take a listen below. The album is available to pre-order from Bandcamp.

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Bring on the Night is my favourite song of the moment. Really looking forward to this album.
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Love it so much!
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Love it...
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Why do these songs have to ever end? I don't want to leave the places they take me to...
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Don't seem to be falling in this one as much as Now More Than Ever. Really like Taking My Time and Bring on the Night, but so far the rest doesn't seem quite as groundbreaking to me :/ Maybe this will take a while to grow on me. I guess this kinda thing just....(wait for it)...
Takes Time.... (•_•). ( •_•)>⌐□-□. (⌐□_□)
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I absolutely love it! Jim Guthrie, still waiting on you to come to the Netherlands!!
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Love it!
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