Release Date: Jul 21, 2017
Record label: Hélium
More a renowned producer than individual artist, Chris Merrick Hughes has worked with some major players such as Robert Plant and Paul McCartney but perhaps his production highlights were the excellent first two albums by Bath's 1980s sensations Tears For Fears. Before that though, he’d tasted massive fame at the height of glam-punks Adam And The Ants' reign during the early '80s, being immortalised within the lyrics for 1981's Ant Rap as each member of the band was named by Stuart 'Adam Ant' Goddard: "Marco, Merrick, Terry Lee, Gary Tibbs and yours truly. " Eirenic Life is Hughes' second solo album, following 1994 debut Shift, a collection that explored his admiration of minimalist composer Steve Reich, whom his father had taken him to see in an eye-opening moment at the age of 18.