Biltone's Through the Invisible Landscape is a unique pocketbook of haunting minimal melodies, bent lullabies and catastrophic love songs. The lovechild of singer-songwriter/producer Biltone, this debut album offers as irresistibly delicate sound built on fundamentals of patience, restraint and passion.
Evoking the unforgettable theatrics of voices like Scott Walker and Antony Heggarty, infused with the ingenious playfulness of a Van Dyke Parks production, Through the Invisible Landscape is a captivating, meditative, modern pop creation. From the lost-at-sea expanse of "Humming Bird", through the intimacy of "Waiting for Romeo", to the pastoral pop of "The Pyramids of Llangollen" Biltone's songs, here and onstage, are as memorable as they are understated; awash with languidity, punctuated by landmarks of timeless melody, dressed in tapestries of strings, glinting with piano and guitar.
A carefully assembled yet beautifully flawed masterpiece, BIltone's view Through the Invisible Landscape enraptures and mystifies without alienation.
"It's gentle genius. Power and menace without volume, sharp, not bitter, traditionally inventive and achingly lovely." - Unpeeled
"Through the Invisible Landscape is a sort of post-rock meets pastoral soundscapes … rich melodic passages vie gently with, and are juxtaposed to stark yet warm instrumental dynamics and beautifully sensitive voices – quite breathtaking, massively compelling! … Pretty much as good as it gets." - Peter J. Brown / http://www.toxicpete.co.uk
"It seemed as though Boxhead Ensemble, Talk Talk, and Harold Budd came together to remind me of the simple pleasures of just being here in the wake-up being gone. Gorgeous." - Ian Doig-Phaneuf, 94.9 Western Radio, London, ON
"Sounds like great pop to me … Maybe they're too far ahead … soon the world will catch up with their esoteric brilliance." - Henry Priestman (producer/songwriter, formerly of The Christians)