Mark Lawrence | Swirl

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by Mark Lawrence

Trippy, literate chamber pop as might have been envisioned by Satie if he were a Zen cowboy playing guitar in a band with some lads from Liverpool. Rich melodies, cool harmonies and smart, satirical lyrics perfect for long twilight drives in the rain.
Genre: Pop: Ambient Pop
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1. Swirl
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2. Black Box
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3. Torn
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4. All Over My Wall
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5. Supermarket Girl
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6. Floating World
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7. Hey St Jude
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8. Plastic Fish
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9. Red Delerium
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10. American Beauty Queen
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11. Why Won't You
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12. Dwende
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13. Swirlette
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14. More Swirl
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Album Notes
Aside from playing under his own name on the East Coast, Japan and California, Mark has at one time been a member of a number of other acclaimed bands including The Boweevils, The Mockers, Whole Lotsa Papa, The Claustrophobes, and Persephone’s Bees. His 2008 release “Swirl” on Tamarind Records was co-produced by Allen M. Law and features members of San Francisco’s American Music Club.


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David Middleton

At Long Last, An Authentic Document
I've been a fan of Mark Lawrence for many years, and even collaborated with him on a handful of projects in the '80's & '90's. He's a musician's musician, but don't let that scare you. "Swirl" is a meticulously crafted song-cycle that brings you right into Mark's world of elegant daydreams and absinthe, trying to find out what's going on inside that weary heart of yours, hoping to coax a tiny smile. Repeat listens reveal more and reward further as this record draws you in deeper and deeper. If it's comparisons (beyond McCartney/Costello) you need, "Swirl" will be of great comfort to those who enjoyed "Apple Venus"-era XTC, or wished that later-period Squeeze could've held it together for just one more great LP. Personally, I'm ecstatic that the world finally gets to hear a fine document of this rich talent that I have known of for so long.