mark northfield is a classically trained pianist, arranger and songwriter. He grew up in Norfolk, England and moved to London in 1999 to pursue his music career. A fluent improviser, he regularly works as an accompanist for ballet and contemporary dance classes in vocational colleges.

Ascendant is a collaboration with eight singers from various genres. The arrangements are dark and lush, referencing the bleak atmospherics of 4AD acts such as This Mortal Coil and Dead Can Dance, as well as the romantic stylings of Kate Bush, Rufus Wainwright and The Divine Comedy. Ghostly fragments of themes contained on the album link the songs together into a near continuous whole.

The lyrics reflect the subdued nature of the music and deal with themes of memory, time, loss and mystery. From the pastoral Englishness of Waiting For Green to the surreal theatrical satire of Sleeping Beauty and the soaring melancholy of Weight, poise and restraint prevail. The closing trio of major key songs gradually lift the listener away from the tension, finishing with the serene (if resigned) contemporary classical duet Luco and a restating of the theme that began the album.

Substantive recordings was set up by mark northfield in 2008 and Ascendant is the first release for the label. The album cover art is taken from a painting entitled 'Lightly Attached' by Tamara Dubnyckyj and is reproduced with permission.

The physical CD is available from Rough Trade (UK) and CD Baby (US). It is also available as a digital download from emusic, CD Baby, iTunes and others.

WAITING FOR GREEN




Alternative Pop Rock
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ZERO




Alternative Pop Rock
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WEIGHT




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LUCO




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DECIDEDLY DUMB




Alternative Pop Rock
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THE CALM




Alternative Pop Rock
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SLEEPING BEAUTY




Alternative Pop Rock
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Marc Ceccotti

9/22/2010 5:07:08 PM
I approve all compliments of my friends here under...
You have a big talent and your musics are a real pleasure to listen.
Please keep up these magnificent inspirations.
Marc




indic mist

1/20/2009 10:31:57 PM
wow u r a genius at composition.... keep making beautiful music.... cheers!!!!!!!!!



Nigels

1/19/2009 5:21:51 PM
Mark
I am writing to pay homage to your wonderful compositions. I have a couple of your tracks on my station New A`& Contemporary, they bring brilliance with depth and subtlety to the play list. Thank you




SILVERWOODSTUDIO

9/28/2008 4:42:15 PM
very interesting lyrics -fine musicianship!!!

thanx Rob



 

       

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tom lee hi mark nice cat. i have 2 :~)
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Nottingham station!
* Your song 'ZERO' has just been added to Nottingham station!
* Your song 'WEIGHT' has just been added to Nottingham station!
* Your song 'LUCO' has just been added to Nottingham station!
* Your song 'DECIDEDLY DUMB' has just been added to Nottingham station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to ORGANIC SOUNDS station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Raymond Porters New Songs Station station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Raymond Porters Weekly Playlist station!
* Your song 'LUCO' has just been added to New Ambient +Adult Contemporary Tracks station!
* Your song 'WEIGHT' has just been added to New Ambient +Adult Contemporary Tracks station!
* Your song 'ZERO' has just been added to 0 station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Ray Porters New Artist Of The Day 2 station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Rays Subterranean 50 station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Ray's Track Of The Day Sep-Dec 2008 station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Raymond Porters Male Artist Of The Week station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Stepping Stones station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Raymond Porters Top 50 station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to THE COOL TUNES station!
* Your song 'ZERO' has just been added to Not Bad, Not Bad Atall station!
* Your song 'WEIGHT' has just been added to Raymond Porters Top 100 station!
* Your song 'SLEEPING BEAUTY' has just been added to MK music station!
* Your song 'SLEEPING BEAUTY' has just been added to Imagination station!
* Your song 'LUCO' has just been added to Neo Classical Tracks on IAC station!
* Your song 'WEIGHT' has just been added to Neo Classical Tracks on IAC station!
* Your song 'LUCO' has just been added to Classicollision station!
* Your song 'WEIGHT' has just been added to Classicollision station!
* Your song 'SLEEPING BEAUTY' has just been added to Nice Station station!
* Your song 'SLEEPING BEAUTY' has just been added to So Nice Sation station!
* Your song 'ZERO' has just been added to Affinity ties station!
* Your song 'ZERO' has just been added to So Nice Sation station!
* Your song 'ZERO' has just been added to Fantom4 station!
* Your song 'WAITING FOR GREEN' has just been added to Nice Sensations station!
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Nice Sensations
Affinity ties
Imagination
MK music
Fantom4
AURAL DREAMS
Neo Classical Tracks on IAC
Not Bad, Not Bad Atall
New Ambient +Adult Contemporary Tracks


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