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Two Seasons

by I am One

A recession fuelled, Rock 'n' Roll album without guitars.
Genre: Pop: Ambient Pop
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1. Hold Your Head Up!
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2. Surveillance
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3. One by One
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4. Shake the Bottle
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5. A Song For Now
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6. Summer Loves to Greet Bee
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7. John Dillinger Died For You
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8. All Things Must Suffer to be Free
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9. That Part of the Song
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10. Call Me!
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Two Seasons - written and recorded between New Years eve 2008 and the first of June 2009. Two Seasons is the sound of hope for better times and despair at the moment we live in. Musically, I wanted to make a Rock 'n' Roll album without guitars. Lyrically, I wanted to reflect the hopes and fears of the moment: "Put Your Head Up!" - a repetitive cry not to lose heart, to be bold of spirit. "John Dillinger Died for You" - a call to arms against the bankers of this world (when John Dillinger, a depression era gangster, robbed banks, the public didn't cower in fear, they applauded him, as banks and bankers were hated even more then, than they are now). "Summer Loves to Greet Bee" - the timeless endless beauty of a summer day. "That Part of the Song" - a sweet and tranquil regression to the simpler days of youth, when time and any sense of order are blurred by the joy of a day spent with your life's greatest love. "One by One" - the fall and fall of the good and the great as seen through the eyes of a reader of The Sun.






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JM

Wicked Album
Two seasons is a hypnotic mixture of styles with thought provoking and very relevant lyrics. The album is a unique and addictive guitarless (yes!) rock album which brings together wide influences and styles. The, at times, insistent and at other times ethereal lyrics combine with some wicked synths to deliver an album that is on the most played list on my ipod. “A song for now”, “Summers loves” and the penultimate track, “That part of the story” hit the spot for me. Wicked Album

Ash M

So Original
As a recording engineer I haven't heard anything quite like this, it's great to hear something so refreshing and different from a UK artist. I'm still trying to get Summer Love out of my head!

Steve Paine

Two Seasons
Juxtaposition is a word that sums up this album... it has the recognisable and the incomprehensible, the avant-garde and the eminently listenable - no mean feat in itself. Built on a foundation of drums, percussion and bass, after that all bets are off with the electronics at once bewildering and satisfying and the multi-faceted vocals weaving a soundtrack that is challenging, compulsive and yet down right catchy. For me this echoes the 3rd and 4th Peter Gabriel albums of the early 80's in the way that its sonic textures are unique there is no comfort zone or common reference point - not to say this sounds at all derivertive or 80's this is probably the most contemporary album I've heard this century.

Lyrically this album varies from the hypnotic chant to the thought provoking and then to the surreal and at times it sends those chills down your spine as you realise it is telling you what you feared all along... A masterful performance and dare I say it a tour de force - if that's sounds cliched bear in mind cliches are there because they happen to be true!

The press release declares this as an 'album for the credit crunch' I would suggest that this album will still be around long after the credit crunch has become a soggy chewed up yesterday! In conclusion I wish I had produced this album!

Suzi Poole

Two Seasons
Simply bloody fantastic! Original, inspired, catchy, well-produced and thought provoking. Hugely enjoyable from an experienced, British, musical talent. I am One is one to watch out 4!

I Am One

Two Seasons
Mark has created a truly unique collection of tunes with "Two Seasons". The messages of the songs are
important for the times we are in, and are delivered in unforgettable vocal and instrumental style . Mark's
singular vocals surrounded by sparse and brilliantly textured instruments make for a great listening experience
throughout. Fantastic CD. One of a kind.

ukemonkey

Cool
Loving this experiMENTAL album - catchy, avant garde, sweetly sinister, like walking round your local supermarket wearing lavalamp shades. Such vocal talent should be bottled or banned it soars and saws through you. Really quite good.

Graham Sugarlump Evans

re-make re-model
wow its not often I come across an album that holds no demands mr attention so compulsivley as did the first Roxy Music album " To start, it wasn't the kind of music that categorized easily, but it was also far too interesting to ignore with its combination of glam rock pomposity, sleazy Vegas-style lounge, and a solid backbone of straight-up rock & roll"
All the above also applies to the bi-polar sounds on 2 seasons strangley beautiful, depressingly uplifting, timelessly now and downright freakin weird! Right up my street .This guy knows how to mess with my head, long may it remain messy .

JimBob (guitarist, etc,. 'DevilBase')

..he plays a devilish bass..
The best albums are the ones that transport you to another mood, another place, another world; ‘Revolver’ ‘Pet Sounds’, ‘Exile on Main Street’, ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ ‘Hunky Dory’, ‘The Wall’, ‘Older’, ‘OK Computer’, ‘Urban Hymns’ ‘Dummy’ etc,.

I picked up a guitar again after years of disillusionment because Mark sounded like all my heroes rolled in to one; The Beach Boys, Bowie, Ferry, and Morrissey; I started playing with other people and got disenchanted again. It was bland, I was bland. Then I started playing & writing with Mark the sort of stuff I’d always wanted too; atmospheric, emotive, moody, dark, trippy…thoughtful… The reason I love working with Mark is because with him I can make the kind of music that people feel, rather than just listen too.

When Mark gave me a copy of ‘Two Seasons’, I uploaded it, and listened to it all day. It takes you to a very different place, a very different space, a space I’m very happy to be in time and time again – and one that gives me hope, no easy task! Marks voice is beyond anything you’ll here today, it’s truly surreal and beautiful, his bass playing is unusual, non generic, wild but controlled, different, and brilliant for it. His songs are thoughtful, intelligent, exuberant & subtle, and make you think (the chillingly beautiful, ‘Surveillance’).

Get the album people, Mark is a Legend…and, he is one.

Tom Bone Jenkins

Hand Made Electronica
I AM ONE's 'Two Seasons' is a masterpiece. Free-flowing and cogent from start to finish. It has a wonderful handmade quality that eludes most electronic music. Mark Duffield's voice is singular and passionate. The songs are a rare blend of textured soundscapes and subtle poetry. Buy this CD now.

NIK DOCWRA

MUSIC FOR THE FORGOTTEN GENERATION !!!
A REAL MUST LISTEN .BOWIE COLLIDES HEAD ON WITH ELECTRO POP,AN UPLIFTING ACCOUNT OF THE MODERN DAY.THE NEW SOUND OF LONDON.