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  1. 1.
    The Flowers of Romance
  2. 2.
    Silhouette ("Ink Curls")
  3. 3.
    Ivory Palaces
  4. 4.
    You Loved Me
  5. 5.
    Lavender Daydream
L.A. Foster refined his gift for songwriting among the sheep, chickens and oak trees of a farm in remote Warwickshire.
Inspired by the peculiarly English sensibilities of artists like Nick Drake, Coil, Talk Talk and Robert Wyatt, the early 8-track tape experiments of 'Sketches for Pale Sunday' and “Orchids” introduced a rich sonic landscape, characterised by eerie impressions of village life, existential ennui, and wide-eyed spiritual yearning.
Following a series of ‘lost years’ as an expat in Saigon, Tokyo and Lisbon, Foster joined sister Elise, a classically-trained cellist and violinist. Over rainy, windswept afternoons, the duo wordlessly composed the string arrangements for magical debut album, 'The Long Transition', which was soon followed by the haunting and spare 'In Photographs (“Anxiety is Love’s Greatest Killer”)' EP.
One-time postman, asparagus picker, copywriter and shoe-fitter, Foster says, “the hour has finally come to grab the bull by the horns and push my strange creations out into the world.” Disillusioned with the largely conservative nature of contemporary guitar music, he says he feels “destiny’s breath on the back of [his] neck”, urging him to break rank and “join the lofty heights of history’s visionary greats.”
Now based in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Curlicues are currently on the lookout for driven, radically-minded members to help bring forthcoming album, 'Private Life', to fruition, in pubs, clubs and living rooms across the U.K.


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