Ambient art-folk outfit Timber Timbre will release their new album Hot Dreams on April 1 via Arts and Crafts. Taylor Kirk is officially joined on the new project by longtime collaborator Simon Trottier who now holds co-composer and co-producer status on the duo's new tracks. Hot Dreams follows up the JUNO Award nominated Creep On Creepin' On, an album that was also shortlisted for Canada's Polaris Prize. The new project is said to be "Kirk's most vividly cinematic music to date, adding arid western and viscous tonality to Timber Timbre's signature haunted folk." Watch the trailer below.
From the Press Release: Hot Dreams coalesced throughout 2013 with long-time collaborator Simon Trottier stepping forward to join Kirk as co-composer/co-producer on this album. Culled from ideas born during a stint Kirk spent in Laurel Canyon, he and Trottier arranged the new songs at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, later adding from the array of synthesizers at Calgary's National Music Centre.
Engineered by Graham Lessard at the Banff Centre and Thee Mighty Hotel 2 Tango in Montreal, and mixed by Mark Lawson, Timber Timbre's third studio album for Arts & Crafts sees return collaborators Mika Posen on all string arrangements, with vintage contributions from Olivier Fairfield on drums and Mathieu Charbonneau on keys. Returning guest Colin Stetson lends atypically velvet saxophone, while the backing vocals of Romy Lightman (Tasseomancy, Austra) and words by Simone Schmidt (Fiver, One Hundred Dollars) round out the guest appearances on Hot Dreams.
For the Hot Dreams album trailer Timber Timbre once again turns to Scott Cudmore, director of the band's videos for "Demon Host" and "We'll Find Out" from Timber Timbre (2009).