Gavin Friday – Catholic (2011)

Gavin Friday spans around for more than four decades, not only as musician, but as painter as well or writing and MCing his own weekly cabaret “The Blue Jaysus”. He wrote the soundtrack to Jim Sheridan’s “In the Name of the Father”, which including Sinéad O’Connor’s hit, “You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart” and subsequent film scores have included the song “Angel” to the “Romeo + Juliet” soundtrack, the score for the Australian film “Angel Baby”, “The Boxer”, “Disco Pigs” and “In America”. He collaborate with artists such as The Fall, Coil, Dave Ball, U2, Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart, The Heads, Howie B. and Preacher’s Son. Gavin’s first solo album was released in 1989, “Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves” followed by “Adam ‘n’ Eve” in ’92 and “Shag Tobacco” in ’95. Gavin have a long collaboration with pianist Maurice Seezer. “Catholic” was released on April 22 and we’ve got 11 brand new tracks.

This is a very intimate, spacy, smooth, kind of discrete music with soft perfumes of sensuality and mystery. Smooth soundscapes and delicate poetry. Gavin’s voice reminds me of Bono, but here everything it’s kept very quiet and subtle. This is absolutely beautiful by its natural glow, smoothness and simplicity. Each song seems to be a snapshot from a dream, a candid petal from o fragile flower. It’s just beautiful as it is.

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