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Glowing Pains: Music From The Gardens Between

by Tim Shiel

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    Limited edition 12" vinyl version of Glowing Pains, created in partnership with Vinyl Me Please. Pressed on clear with purple splatter vinyl. Each copy foil-stamped and numbered.

    Note: the vinyl track-listing differs from the digital version of the album, featuring two additional tracks "Graphiti" and "Memory Palace."

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Spirit Home 02:17
Calm Before 04:28
1994 World 02:57
Golden Satin 05:27
Spirit Duet 03:06


released October 12, 2018

Inspired by his work on the highly anticipated indie game The Gardens Between, Tim Shiel presents an album of rich ambient music that resonates with the game's core themes of time, memory and childhood.

Glowing Pains seamlessly weaves together elements from the game's otherworldly score with improvised contributions from many of Tim's closest musical friends from around the world, to create an album that is as gorgeous and as moving as the game that inspired it.

All music made by Tim Shiel with friends, in order of appearance:

Luke Howard: piano and drones on 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12
Wally de Backer: ondioline on 2, 4, 5, 7, 11
Biddy Connor: voice on 2, reverse viola on 9
Matt Ridgway: a bit of noise on 2, moog bass on 3
Eric J Dubowsky: voice on 1, 2
Andrew Phillips: synth on 3
Jacob Diamond: voice on 3
KAIAR: voice on 3
Eli Crews: Steiner EVI on 4, 5, 7
Liam McGorry: trumpet on 5
researcher: voice and production on 6
Leah Kardos: piano and synth on 7
mara: sounds and voice on 7
Rohan Long: upright bass and field recording on 9
Mid Hike: production on 10
Becki Whitton: reverse voice on 10
Lonelyspeck: voice and guitar on 12

Luke Howard appears by courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited.

Mastered by Lachlan Carrick.

Artwork by Stacy Gougoulis, inspired by characters and art from The Gardens Between, originally designed by Jonathan Swanson.


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