GLOBAL MUSIC are pleased to announce the release of ‘Flying In The Face Of Logic’, the first solo album from singer/songwriter Kevin Ridley; producer/vocalist with folk-metal pioneers Skyclad.
The album contains 14 original tracks, mainly inspired by the singer’s native Northeast (England) so fittingly, it features several northern session players – notably Northumbrian pipes player Andy May, Folkworks fiddle player, Sophy Ball, and former Blitzkrieg bassist Dave Anderson – as well as contributions from the current members of Skyclad.
Ridley describes the record as a form of continuation from Skyclad’s ‘Semblance of Normality’: “‘Semblance...’ was the first album where all the band members involved had roots in Northern England and references were buried within the songs. It was something I wanted to explore, so ‘Flying In The Face Of Logic’ became autobiographical and based upon my personal stories of life, love and growing up in the North-East of England.” After spending 35 years in the music industry, engineering and producing for thrash-metallers Venom, Forgodsake, Anathema, Pariah and Skyclad, Kevin Ridley took the opportunity to emerge from behind the mixing desk and experience the role of a player, rather than Producer.
Five years in the making, Ridley described the journey of writing the album as a challenge of learning “how to fly and make my own rules”. ‘Flying In The Face Of Logic’ was produced by Kevin Ridley; recorded at Newcastle’s Blast Studio, and mixed by Dario Mollo (Glenn Hughes/Tony Martin/Lacuna Coil).
1. Flying In The Face Of Logic (Part 1)
2. Eat The Sun
3. Angel At Harlow Green
4. De Profundis (Back Home Again)
5. The Linton Flyer
6. Good Intentions (A Young Man’s Tale)
7. Point Of Departure
8. (We All Get) Where We Want To Go
9. Still Lucid After All These Beers
10. Which Is Why (2010 mix)
12. They Dance Till Tomorrow
13. Lost For Words
14. Flying In The Face Of Logic (Part 2)