Jon Gomm, the UK based acoustic guitar virtuoso releases new album The Faintest Idea on Kscope on 16th October 2020 .
As a taster, there’s a new video for Deep Sea Fishes which you can watch here:
The video was filmed in the stunning setting of Niamos Radical Arts Theatre in Manchester, to showcase the immersive and expressive emotional quality of Jon’s music.
The Faintest Idea is due to be released on CD, double LP, digital and as a limited edition deluxe 3 disc hardback book edition which will feature – CD1 – The Faintest Idea album, CD 2 – The Naked Artist Mix – a stripped back version of the album; a DVD containing6 exclusive performances filmed in a medieval church, guitar technique presentations, a 35 minute Jon Gomm interview, song description videos and The Faintest Idea in high-resolution stereo audio. The beautiful book will feature Lee Zimmerman illustrations, song descriptions, handwritten lyrics and full track tablature for the song Check You’re Still Breathing.
All formats are available to pre-order here.
Perhaps one of the greatest surprises with The Faintest Idea is how it contrasts the incredible human warmth of Gomm’s acoustic articulation with more icy affairs, thanks to the synth parts and production work from Australian musician Andy Sorenson. Instead of a war between man and machine, the collaboration delicately cross-pollinates simple honesty with more forward-thinking atmospheres. It is a contemporary masterpiece – rich in its sense of paths travelled and roads taken, while also daring to gaze into the unexpected future.