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Regarding the Shortness of Your Breath

by BD Harrington

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Chinatown 04:37
Ultramarine 04:45
New skin 03:54
Mariella 05:45
Little sioux 05:56
Born sucker 05:00
Riding 04:56


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BD Harrington’s debut album The Kid Strays, released in France in 2010, garnered much critical acclaim in that country. This follow-up album ‘Regarding the Shortness of Your Breath’ (Travelling Music) is an unflinching exploration of impending loss, It is an album that confronts the creeping sense of the inevitable, a prelude to the real harsh business of grieving. Death, dissolution, suffering, acceptance, and grace– these themes are sifted through in minute detail and with considerable maturity, inducing a shiver of strangeness. Intimate and poetic with exquisitely crafted lyrics, which makes sense coming from a man who earned his degree in Creative Writing. Every song was intentionally written in the darkest hours, inspired by one of his heroes, Ingmar Bergman, who called this time ‘the Hour of the Wolf’, the hour between midnight and dawn. “It is the hour when most people die. It is the hour when the sleepless are haunted by their deepest fear, when ghosts and demons are most powerful.”

It has a richer, deeper sound than its stripped-back lo-fi predecessor. BD Harrington’s piano, guitar and voice are augmented by pedal steel, stand-up bass and Don Kerr’s inimitable percussion and cello. From the plaintive lament of ‘New Skin’ (“the light will part the flesh and leave every door ajar, and I won’t wonder where you’ve been, I won’t wonder where you are”) to the vertiginous, hallucinatory ‘Mariella’ (“bring your soft lips down and kiss my new concussion”) ‘Regarding the Shortness of Your Breath’ is haunting, cogent and solidifies BD Harrington’s unique voice and establishes him as an emerging songwriter of note.

Co-produced with Don Kerr (RonSexsmith), and recorded during a week-long snowstorm in mid-winter at The Gas Station Studios, located on an island in Toronto harbour. Mixed by Don Kerr at The Rooster, and mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road.


released June 3, 2013

Produced by Don Kerr & BD Harrington
Recorded at The Gas Station, Toronto Island
Mixed at The Rooster, Toronto, Canada, by Don Kerr
Mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios, London
All Songs written by BD Harrington ©2013
Design by gray318 & Lemoine

BD Harrington
Don Kerr
Doug Friesen
Sean Harrington
Tim Bovaconti

In Memory of Michael John Harrington 1932-2005

Promotion : Nicolas Favier - communication@la-centrifugeuse.fr


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