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Taken By The Dream

Hugo Race Fatalists

Taken By The Dream

Label: Glitterhouse

Genre: Rock / Pop


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Following Hugo Race 's recent excursion into world electronica (Dirtmusic's 'Bu Bir Ruya' and 'Gemini 4') meets 21st century blues ('John Lee Hooker's World Today'), the former Bad Seed is back with a new album of modern folk songs. Hugo Race Fatalists ' ' Taken By The Dream ' is a cinematic tapestry of complex emotional states illuminated by mercurial moments of dazzling light and grace.

"(This is) a profound and intimate journey," - Paolo Dordi, Rockerilla

Recorded in Sicily in collaboration with Diego Sapignoli and Francesco Giampaoli from one of Italy's most popular and influential instrumental bands, Sacri Cuori , studio guests include Chris Brokaw (Lemonheads, Come, Codeine), Bryan Colechin (The True Spirit), Vicki Brown violinist ( Calexico), New Zealand pop songstress Lisa Crawley, Giovanni Ferrario (Scisma, Micevice), and cameo appearances from Race's long-time musical partner Michelangelo Russo.

Suspended in time. " (Luca Minutolo, Rumore, Italy). Following Hugo's 2010 solo album, 'Fatalists', a unique mix of old-country and electronica recorded in Italy with Sacri Cuori, the band took on the name of Fatalists and toured extensively in Italy, consolidating their unique sound on 2012's' We Never Had Control '. A 5-track EP 'Orphans' followed in 2014, along with tours of greater Europe and Australia. In 2016 Hugo Race Fatalists 'released '24 Hours to Nowhere' with Glitterhouse Records to International Critical Acclaim:"24 Hours from Nowhere" is darker than the darkest Walkabout's song, it's a scorched earth vision ... The songs sound magnificent, the instruments like blocks of gray tones, beautifully picked out, with lots of room between them ... Overall this is a dark Lee Hawkwood and Ennio Morricone make a skillful series of songs that is beautifully constructed and breathlessly cinematic. " - David Cowling, Americana UK

"In Australia, Hugo Race has just published," Road Series, "an autobiographical Road Novel. In it, Bruce Chatwin and Jack Kerouac. But despite the unexpected literary success, Hugo Race continues to make music. He needs songwriting as the air we breathe, he says. " - Carsten Beyer, Deutschlandradio Kultur

"Hugo Race's 'Fatalists'. An atmosphere combining a David Lynch movie with a Cormac McCarthy novel ... " - Lost Highways