Engineers' Always Returning
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Limited edition double disc media book version, including a 24 page booklet media book and a second disc featuring an instrumental version of the album.
Pre-order for 11th August release.
Vinyl edition will follow shortly.

'Like Animal Collective with Phil Spector at the controls' NME

Engineers release their fourth album, Always Returning, on 11th August via Kscope. Engineers, who currently comprise Liverpudlian multi-instrumentalist Mark Peters and celebrated German ambient artist/producer Ulrich Schnauss and London based drummer and composer Matthew Linley, have been creating mesmerising music with brilliantly shaded guitar textures and teasing lyrical ambiguities for over ten years across three albums -- 2005's debut Engineers ('hypnotic lullabies from beautific Brit newcomers' **** Q), 2009's Three Fact Fader ('a blistering statement of intent' **** The Sunday Times), and 2010's swift follow-up In Praise of More ('should be given to most UK bands as an example of in making an album that is a joy to behold' 8/10 Clash).

Written and recorded alone at home in York by Peters, before being coated with deft brush strokes of ambient electronica by Schnauss; Always Returning is a record that unhurriedly drifts in and out of focus, hinting at themes without ever making them so explicit that the listener can't map out their own personal interpretations. It delivers an overall emotional heft that's impossible to pull away from.

If the album has a theme, its the sense that our internet-led all-access culture is stripping away the mythology and mystery in music. "As a teenager looking into the future I'd have loved to have been able to hear anything all the time, anytime," says Peters. "But everyone's so used to getting that now, and getting information about artists instantly, that it's undermining music and art in general."

An analogue approach was taken to give the album warmth, with live drums recorded in a day by Matthew Linley; computers discarded in favour of 70s processors. The title of the album, Always Returning, reflects Peters' addiction to the creative process; it's an album about his own submission to the thrill of simply making music.

"Music's something I talk about every day, something I'm always going back to. I can't imagine finishing an album and not having a compulsion to get right back into it," he says. So it is that Always Returning feels different yet the same, reflecting as it does a passion that's never dimmed.

Tracklist:
Bless the Painter
Fight or Flight
It Rings So True
Drive Your Car
Innsbruck
Searched For Answers
Smiling Back
A Million Voices
Smoke and Mirrors
Always Returning

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Engineers are not like any other band. Onstage Simon Phipps is the singer, Dan Macbean is the guitarist, Mark Peters is the bassist and Sweeney is the drummer, but the real clue is in their name: they approach their music like engineers, carefully constructing


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Engineers are not like any other band. Onstage Simon Phipps is the singer, Dan Macbean is the guitarist, Mark Peters is the bassist and Sweeney is the drummer, but the real clue is in their name: they approach their music like engineers, carefully constructing wonderful walls of sound.

Following the rapturous reception that greeted their mini-album Folly in 2004 and debut Engineers the following year, it’s taken them a long time to build the epic that is Three Fact Fader. After initial recording sessions with producer Ken Thomas, Engineers became unwitting victims of record company restructuring and the album was left in limbo, unfinished until the band reconvened earlier this year, largely motivated by public support. “We seem to appeal to people in a really deep way – people tell us our music has helped them through intense times in their lives,” explains Mark Peters. “This is why it was so important to get the album released, it means so much more than the peripheral aspects of releasing records.”

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