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    Posted: January 11 2012 at 21:55
Can't find any reference on here to this forthcoming collaboration using the normal search function (surely I must be doing something wrong...):
"Not The Weapon But The Hand"

by Steve Hogarth & Richard Barbieri

'Not The Weapon But The Hand', the new album from Steve Hogarth and Richard Barbieri will be officially released on K Scope on the 27th February.

Prior to this pre orders can be placed at Racket Records and the album will ship to you two weeks ahead of official release. The first 1000 copies will be signed by Steve and Richard. (Note: already sold out...!!)

Hogarth is best known as the frontman of Marillion, the progressive rock legends that he joined in 1989, following spells in The Europeans and How We Live. In addition to the 12 albums Marillion have released in this time he has also recorded and toured as a solo artist, under the name h.

In recent years Richard Barbieri has been a core member of Porcupine Tree playing keyboards on all the band's albums since 1993 as well as releasing two solo albums, 'Things Buried' and 'Stranger Inside'. Prior to this, it was in the new-wave pioneers Japan that he originally came to prominence, helping to create the groundbreaking synthesiser sound that defined the band and influenced the likes of The Human League, Duran Duran, Gary Numan, Talk Talk and a whole raft of artists to follow.

The band also influenced Hogarth, at that point playing keyboards in The Europeans; 'when I was in my mid-twenties Japan's 'Tin Drum' album was a firm favourite and truly a groundbreaking work... Japan were one of those rare bands where each musician seemed to have reinvented his instrument overnight. Central to this sound was the unmistakable synthesiser programming/playing of my, now, chum Mr B.'

Many years later Porcupine Tree played some shows with Marillion and Steve invited Richard to be part of The H band on his 'Ice Cream Genius' album and subsequent tour ('I asked him "Can you make me a sound which starts off like a gong and turns into a jet engine?" - it took him roughly 2 minutes...') and this association developed into what Hogarth describes as 'an easy working relationship which rapidly became an understanding beyond music.'

It wasn't surprising then that the duo decided to collaborate on a joint project, a venture initiated by Barbieri as Hogarth recalls; 'I remember where I was when the email from Richard arrived airing the possibility of a collaboration. I was in Starbucks in Leeds on tour a few years back. From that day forward it was on my mind fairly constantly. The only problem was finding the time to collaborate in between my Marillion schedule and his Porcupine Tree schedule. This year - a week here and a week there - we have managed to do it. Richard has sent me a number of beautiful and unusual instrumentals and I have found lyric ideas to create sometimes songs, sometimes narratives against his musical landscapes.

'It also goes beyond what you might expect from the two of us... The album consists of music which is at times moving, complex, multilayered (both instrumentally and vocally) spooky, goofy and of course, very personal to me.

'I am now as excited about this album as I was at the prospect of the collaboration in the first-place. Ain't it great when a plan comes together?!...

 

'Not The Weapon But The Hand' was completed in late 2011 and features appearances from Danny Thompson on double bass, Arran Ahmun (John Martyn) and Chris Maitland (ex Porcupine Tree) on drums and Dave Gregory (XTC) on guitar, bass and string arrangements.

Steve Hogarth got added to the site at the end of 2009 only after a sustained debate: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=60942, and Richard Barbieri is still a possible 'gap' in the database despite two suggestions for him in the new bands forum in the summer of the same year: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=59394 (other link contained within).
Tracklist:
1. Red Kite
2. A Cat With Seven Souls
3. Naked
4. Crack
5. Your Beautiful Face
6. Only Love Will Make You Free
7. Lifting The Lid
8. Not The Weapon But The Hand
It will be interesting to see how the pair fare on here as a duo. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Quote martinprog77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2012 at 03:02
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2012 at 07:11
Wow, this is great news. I can't wait.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2012 at 14:45
Quite an interesting pairing. I've always liked Hogarth's voice and Barbieri is just about as good as anyone at creating layers of atmospheric sounds.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 23:49
The album is officially released on Monday: http://www.kscopemusic.com/hogarthbarbieri/nottheweaponbutthehand/
A 7-minute soundcloud album sampler (short excerpts of each track only) is embedded in the kscopemusic link above, or you can go direct: http://soundcloud.com/kscopemusic/hogarthbarbierisampler. The opening track 'Red Kite' is included on Prognosis 2.3, the free compilation CD accompanying the latest (issue23) 'Classic Rock Presents Prog' magazine...but for those not living in the UK:
 
 
 
Interesting project indeed... Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 07:13
I'll be getting it next week. Is it being evaluated by any teams?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 07:23
Originally posted by yam yam

The album is officially released on Monday: http://www.kscopemusic.com/hogarthbarbieri/nottheweaponbutthehand/
A 7-minute soundcloud album sampler (short excerpts of each track only) is embedded in the kscopemusic link above, or you can go direct: http://soundcloud.com/kscopemusic/hogarthbarbierisampler. The opening track 'Red Kite' is included on Prognosis 2.3, the free compilation CD accompanying the latest (issue23) 'Classic Rock Presents Prog' magazine...but for those not living in the UK:
 
 
 
Interesting project indeed... Smile

Thanks for the links David. As I didn't pre-order, this is my first listen. Sounds great, and a real grower in prospect.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 16:20
Originally posted by lazland

I'll be getting it next week. Is it being evaluated by any teams?
 
No team has it at the moment as far as I know, Steve.
 
It hasn't been posted in 'Suggest New Bands' forum yet since there are no full samples other than the opening track. Maybe once you've listened to it you can either present it to the rest of your team or (more likely, I would think) offer it to the one you consider to be more appropriate. I'm guessing this will probably fall on Crossover's patch.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2012 at 11:01
Downloaded it off Amazon. Only one listen so far but I have similar positve feelings to it that I had for Steven Wilson's Grace For Drowning. Has the same melancholy atmosphere and is beautifully produced. Hogarth's voice is just perfect for this sort of thing. Could be a serious contender for album of the year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2012 at 19:54
OK, it seems someone called mamotokaderate: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=33427, who joined exactly a year ago but has never posted, has added the album to Steve's solo catalogue: http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=36826. I don't know if this is actually acceptable or whether this duo needs evaluating for a separate entry in PA, since it isn't really a Steve Hogarth 'solo' album, is it?

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I'll probably get it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry Hood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2012 at 23:00
Sounds like something that might be good to fall asleep to.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2013 at 16:07
Another mini-album has been announced by the duo:
 
28 November 2013 H & Richard Barbieri New Album


Mr H and Mr B are proud to announce the release of a 5-track mini-album entitled "Arc Light". A "little brother" to their album "Not The Weapon But The Hand."
The album features 4 new tracks and a new version of "Intergalactic" featuring guitars from Aziz Ibrahim, who also plays on two of the new tracks.

Track list below:

Arc Light
Intergalactic
Daddy Does Work
Oil (featuring Dalbir Singh on Tabla and Aziz on guitar)
Elaine

This will be a limited edition, available in a numbered "Jewel case" CD format with an 8 page booklet featuring beautiful photography from Luigi Colosanti and H lyrics.

The first 500 orders will be signed.

Visit www.marillion.com/shop/albums/arclight.htm for more information..

 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2013 at 01:39
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