Album artwork for Thawlines by John Lemke

Unfamiliar landscapes, dampened by snow and fog, frozen waterways, ghostly forests: in equal parts unsettling and rich with possibility - such is the world of 'Thawlines', the third solo album by John Lemke. Carved out at a glacial pace over six years, it distills the memories of a deeply impactful journey to Finland in 2011 into John’s most personal album to date.

From a production point of view, John Lemke kept feeling drawn to sounds that evoked a certain childhood nostalgia in him such as the mellotron, unruly synths, reverb drenched vocals and era specific recordings of cello, drums and guitars. Abandoning the rather electronic feel of 'People Do' (2013) and 'Nomad Frequencies' (2015) for a more band oriented sound, John enlisted the help of some of his favourite musicians in the form of Pete Harvey (Modern Studies) on cello, Clive Deamer (Portishead, Radiohead, Robert Plant) on drums and harpist Urska Preis (rogue-ah) to realise his vision. As John says, 'The music somehow needed to run through the hands of others, which gave a sense of catharsis after such a drawn out, solitary process. It was exactly what was needed to bring the journey full circle'. As a long odyssey comes to its conclusion, the yield can finally begin a life of its own.

John Lemke

Thawlines

Denovali Records
Album artwork for Thawlines by John Lemke
LP +

$29.99

Indie Exclusive. 180-gram vinyl.

Clear Vinyl

Includes download code
Released 11/18/2022Catalog Number

LP-DEN-372LEIEC

Album artwork for Thawlines by John Lemke
CD

$17.99

Released 06/24/2022Catalog Number

CD-DEN-372

Album artwork for Thawlines by John Lemke
LP

$29.99

180-gram vinyl.

Black
Includes download code
Released 10/28/2022Catalog Number

LP-DEN-372

John Lemke

Thawlines

Denovali Records
Album artwork for Thawlines by John Lemke
LP +

$29.99

Indie Exclusive. 180-gram vinyl.

Clear Vinyl

Includes download code
Released 11/18/2022Catalog Number

LP-DEN-372LEIEC

Album artwork for Thawlines by John Lemke
CD

$17.99

Released 06/24/2022Catalog Number

CD-DEN-372

Album artwork for Thawlines by John Lemke
LP

$29.99

180-gram vinyl.

Black
Includes download code
Released 10/28/2022Catalog Number

LP-DEN-372

Unfamiliar landscapes, dampened by snow and fog, frozen waterways, ghostly forests: in equal parts unsettling and rich with possibility - such is the world of 'Thawlines', the third solo album by John Lemke. Carved out at a glacial pace over six years, it distills the memories of a deeply impactful journey to Finland in 2011 into John’s most personal album to date.

From a production point of view, John Lemke kept feeling drawn to sounds that evoked a certain childhood nostalgia in him such as the mellotron, unruly synths, reverb drenched vocals and era specific recordings of cello, drums and guitars. Abandoning the rather electronic feel of 'People Do' (2013) and 'Nomad Frequencies' (2015) for a more band oriented sound, John enlisted the help of some of his favourite musicians in the form of Pete Harvey (Modern Studies) on cello, Clive Deamer (Portishead, Radiohead, Robert Plant) on drums and harpist Urska Preis (rogue-ah) to realise his vision. As John says, 'The music somehow needed to run through the hands of others, which gave a sense of catharsis after such a drawn out, solitary process. It was exactly what was needed to bring the journey full circle'. As a long odyssey comes to its conclusion, the yield can finally begin a life of its own.