A Shimmering Beast

by Glaciers

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For the last 9 years artist, illustrator and musician Nicolas Burrows recorded and performed under the name ‘Glaciers’, releasing two albums and a handful of EPs, and performing regularly in the UK and sat festivals in Canada, Norway and Portugal. ‘A Shimmering Beast’ is the last ever release under the name ‘Glaciers’ and brings the project full-circle to where it began, in Norway in the summer of 2006.

“It was in the islands, hills, fjords and of course glaciers (I chose the name after visiting Nigardsbreen in Sogn og Fjordane) of north-west Norway that I found something to write about. Up until that point I had been in various bands, and was bored with what I was doing musically. My writings and thinking from my time wandering around Norway became the basis for a small collection of songs which I recorded back in the UK, and which lies at the heart of all the Glaciers material. Through my interest at that time in Norwegian art and music, one of the first songs I made ended up on Metronomicon 4.0, and in an accidentally neat fashion, the very last collection of songs is ending up on the label too”


released June 25, 2015

All songs written by Nicolas P. Burrows. Performed by Nicolas P. Burrows with Jørgen Sissyfus Skjulstad, Sara Lena Yri Cools, Thomas Meidell & Tessa Horvath.

Produced by Sissyfus at Metronopolis. Recorded at Metronopolis, Oslo and Fairchild House, London 2012-13.

Art by Yokoland

The title 'A Shimmering Beast' is taken from the Ted Hughes poem, 'The Mayfly Is Frail'.

(P) & (C) 2014
Metronomicon Audio
Old rice re-served



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Glaciers London, UK

Glaciers was the project of Nicolas Burrows, an artist, illustrator, writer and musician from the British Isles, from 2006- 2016.


nicolas now makes music under the name FELL.
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