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Engineers - Always Returning album
  • Performer Engineers
  • Title Always Returning
  • Date of release 2014
  • Country Europe
  • Style Shoegaze
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  • Genre Electronic / Rock
  • Size MP3 1367 mb
  • Size FLAC 1127 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
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Engineers' third studio album, and first album with the new line-up, entitled In Praise of More, was released by Kscope on 27 September 2010. The album was largely written and recorded by Mark Peters, with assistance from Dave Potter and Ulrich Schnauss. The album was released to generous critical acclaim; MusicOMH praised the album's "incredible melodies", SPIN magazine. On 2 June 2014, after a brief silence following selected live dates, the band announced their fourth studio album, Always Returning. The album is set for release on 11 August 2014, and is to be the band's first release with just Peters, Schnauss and Linley as the core members of the group. Of the lineup change, Peters confirmed that "based on mutual agreement after a recent conversation, we decided that Simon (Phipps) would sit this one out.

Engineers release their fourth album, Always Returning, on 11th August via Kscope.

Dedicated to the memory of Walter Dodd and Frank Sergeant. Includes coupon for download of the whole album. Matrix, Runout (Side A): BE56842-01 A1 MK. Matrix, Runout (Side B): BE56842-01 B1 MK. Label Code: LC0177.

Unlike Engineers' Kscope siblings, this album focuses more on creating an atmosphere of pleasantness rather than progressions, but by no means does that imply that Always Returning has none. Most songs have similar verse-chorus structures, but the instrumental breaks nearing each songs' outros bring an unexpected and enjoyably subtle shift in the songs direction. Peters stated that he wanted to make Always Returning with a 'sense of mystery'; this aim for ambiguity is certainly displayed through unresolved melodic focus and full atmospheric sounds, but is also achieved through the use of androgynous vocals. Nearly everything sung by the relatively deep-voiced Peters is counter-balanced with soothing angelic vocals from guest musician Sophie McDonnell, which certainly sets Always Returning apart from Engineers' previous works.

Engineers release their fourth album, Always Returning, on 11th August via Kscope I can’t imagine finishing an album and not having a compulsion to get right back into it, he says. So it is that Always Returning feels different yet the same, reflecting as it does a passion that’s never dimmed.

Always returning, taking hold far from home It's time to learn to take control on your own. Some things you get by just asking Some things you get if you ask or not Some things can be never ending Sometimes an ending is all you've got. Always relearning, seeds will grow, birds have flown Sometimes befriending, still alone, hard as stone.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Bless The Painter
Bass – Mark Peters Drums – Matthew LinleyGuitar – Mark Peters Sampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell
3:14
2 Fight Or Flight
Bass – Mark Peters Drums, Synth – Matthew LinleyFrench Horn – Anna DrysdaleGuitar – Mark Peters Sampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell
4:23
3 It Rings So True
Bass – Mark Peters Guitar – Mark Peters Organ – Matthew LinleySampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell
4:19
4 Drive Your Car
Bass – Mark Peters Drums, Piano – Matthew LinleyGuitar – Mark Peters Sampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell
3:51
5 Innsbruck
Bass – Mark Peters Drums, Piano – Matthew LinleyGuitar – Mark Peters Sampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell
4:20
6 Searched For Answers
Bass – Mark Peters Drums – Matthew LinleyGuitar – Mark Peters Sampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell
3:05
7 Smiling Back
Bass – Mark Peters Drums, Piano – Matthew LinleyGuitar – Mark Peters Sampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell
4:44
8 A Million Voices
Backing Vocals – Maud WaretBass – Mark Peters Drums, Organ – Matthew LinleyFrench Horn – Anna DrysdaleGuitar – Mark Peters Keyboards – Mark Peters Sampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell
3:25
9 Smoke And Mirrors
Bass – Mark Peters Guitar – Mark Peters Piano – Matthew LinleySampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters
3:43
10 Always Returning
Bass – Mark Peters Drums, Piano – Matthew LinleyGuitar – Mark Peters Harmonica – Craig SergeantSampler – Mark Peters Synth – Ulrich SchnaussVocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell
6:17

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Maud Waret (tracks: 8)
  • Bass – Mark Peters
  • Drums – Matthew Linley (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10)
  • Drums, Synth – Matthew Linley (tracks: 2, 8)
  • Engineer – Elliot Ireland
  • French Horn – Anna Drysdale (tracks: 2 and 8 )
  • Guitar – Mark Peters
  • Harmonica – Craig Sergeant (tracks: 10)
  • Keyboards – Mark Peters (tracks: 8)
  • Mixed By – Mark Peters
  • Organ – Matthew Linley (tracks: 3, 8)
  • Piano – Matthew Linley (tracks: 4, 5, 7, 9, 10)
  • Producer – Mark Peters
  • Sampler – Mark Peters
  • Synth – Ulrich Schnauss
  • Vocals – Mark Peters , Sophie McDonnell (tracks: All except track 9)

Notes

Produced and mixed by Mark Peters at home in York except: Ulrich's Synths; produced and mixed at his home in London.
Drums and piano: engineered by Elliot Ireland, recorded at Pedigree Cuts studio, London.
Matthew's Keyboards, Maud's Vocals and Anna's french horn produced by him at his home in London.

All Songs by Mark Peters. Copyright Control

Design and layout by Jannie Kwong and Scott at Kscope
Front and back cover photography by Mark Mawson www.markmawson.com, internal photography Jannie Kwong and Lee Woodcock
Band photo by Alex Pavlou

Dedicated to the memory of Walter Dodd and Frank Sergeant.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 802644829623

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KSCOPE868 Engineers Always Returning ‎(LP, Album) Kscope KSCOPE868 Europe 2014
KSCOPE296WM Engineers Always Returning ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Kscope KSCOPE296WM UK 2014
KSCOPE295 Engineers Always Returning ‎(2xCD, Album, S/Edition, Dig) Kscope KSCOPE295 Europe 2014