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Luke Howard

All Of Us

Mercury KX
Release Date: April 29, 2022

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A Faint Qualm for the Future
1 Critical Spirit  
2 A Different Idea of Love  
3 A World of Abstractions  
4 An Hour Off for Friendship  
5 The Compass of a Telegraph  
6 The Closing of the Gates  
7 The Opening of the Gates  
8 The Moment Only  
9 The Vast Indifference of the Sky  
10 I Was Very Fond of You, But Now I'm So Tired  
11 A Language Forgotten  
12 A Faint Qualm for the Future  
13 The End of the First Period  
14 Interlude  
15 A Collective Destiny  
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Australian composer and instrumentalist Luke Howard today shares ‘The Opening Of The Gates’ the first track from his forthcoming new album ‘All Of Us’ which will be released by Mercury KX on March 11th. Listen to ‘The Opening Of The Gates’now

Like all the residents of Melbourne, Luke Howard lived through the longest Covid-related lockdown in the world. Turning adversity into an artistic triumph, he forged a new album, his second solo record for Mercury KX and a new benchmark for the contemporary classical composer, pianist and Australian Music Prize nominee. 

‘All Of Us’ is not only an exquisite portrait of isolation, loss, resistance and reconciliation in both stark and rich shades of piano, orchestra and electronics, but the theme of quarantine provides a framework for the record.  In this strange, unsettling and unexpected world, he found himself turning to French novelist Albert Camus’ classic absurdist novel The Plague, written in 1947, in which the prescient saga of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran was an existential allegory for humanity’s vulnerability and inability to control its own destiny.

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