TORONTO-BASED GROUP THE HENRYS TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM "QUIET INDUSTRY" JUNE 11TH!
On Quiet Industry, their first album in six years, The Henrys are once again creating the rich and textured sound they’ve established over six albums and 21 years. But this time there’s a new twist.
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE HENRYS' PREVIOUS EFFORTS:
Toronto kona player Don Rooke and his ensemble of like-minded abstract sound architects stand as the high-minded intellectuals in their class, the quiet scientists scratching away at the borders of the folk/time continuum. ‘Old instruments, new sounds’ is the way Rooke describes what The Henrys do - they extract from a resonator guitar and other plucked acoustic instruments the harmonics, overtones and oblique noises behind the rustic notes to create landscapes that are astonishingly romantic, frightening, sexual, spiritual - and quite beautiful. Brave new music. - TORONTO STAR
The brainchild of Toronto songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Don Rooke, the Henrys have won fans around the globe (including Elvis Costello) with their warmly atmospheric, eclectic sounds… tranquil and pleasing to both the eye and the ear... lovely work. - EXCLAIM!
... everything here works on first hearing, and works even better after that. - GLOBE AND MAIL
The Henrys firmly establishes Don Rooke as one of acoustic guitar's greatest unsung heroes. Playing lap-style slide on historic Weissenborn and Kona guitars, he alternately evokes the smooth perfection of Jerry Douglas, the languid soul of Ry Cooder, and the dreamtime whimsy of Bill Frisell. But such comparisons are mere reference points - Rooke is a startling original who seems constitutionally incapable of resorting to slide cliches. His tone is drop-dead gorgeous, his technique mirror-smooth, yet he has a mischievous chromatic streak that keeps things from getting too comfortable. …well worth seeking out. - GUITAR PLAYER
Don Rooke's work on various slide guitars, from the kona to the lap steel to something called a Sonar Zombie, recalls the erudite ramblings of Bill Frisell. - NEW YORK TIMES
Neither world, blues, country, reggae, new age or rock, but with a healthy dose of each of these categories and more...You have a sonic landscape that may take its energy and influence from one source, but turns it into something new and unique each time. There are sound snippets, slow tunes, funky tunes, menacing tunes. Wonderful! - FOLK ROOTS UK
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