Sheltered in Sound
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Sheltered in Sound

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Field Recordings from the City - (LP-CD 2008)

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Toronto’s Sheltered in Sound, the musical guise of Sean Nilsson, plays starkly intimate 21st century independent folk music. The economy of words, mixed with acoustic guitar, harmonica, and looped percussion, has garnered comparison to Hayden, Mark Kozelek and Nebraska-era Springsteen.

In 2002, Sheltered in Sound released a limited edition EP, A Coming Of Age, which received national Canadian airplay on CBC Radio 2, and also airplay support from U.S. college radio.

The debut full-length album from Sheltered in Sound, Field Recordings from the City, addresses the solitude felt in times of grief, disillusion, and the search for identity once the innocence of youth fades. The debut album provides observation on the human experience in an urban setting.

The sparse tone of the album came together over a period of months, recorded in the off-hours at a downtown Toronto studio. The late night sessions played perfect accomplice to the unflinching personal reflection of the songs. Producer and fellow musician Scott Cooper commented, "we aimed to deliver the songs with minimalist arrangement - music to lean into."

Field Recordings from the City is available on-line and through iTunes. The special edition hand-numbered CD includes a code providing access to a digital EP of outtakes.