Blaney featuring Mark E Smith
'urban Nature' is a brand new ten track album by Blaney, a collaborative project overseen by Salford songwriter and producer Ed Blaney, and the contrasting talents of Mark E Smith of The Fall, and Manchester chanteuse Jenny Shuttleworth. The album is released on his own Yerrrr Productions label. Across the ten tracks of 'Urban Nature', Ed Blaney creates a compelling, persuasive atmosphere where electronic pulses can collide with gritty rock guitar; where the highly personalised lyrical and vocal talents of Mark E Smith find free rein, presenting some of his finest performances in years. 'Urban Nature' shifts musical gears constantly, taking numerous dazzling turns and diversions along the way. A bumpy ride, but packed with musical and lyrical invention. Ed Blaney is a former member of The Fall, playing on their 2001 album 'Are You Missing Winner', and also released the Smith and Blaney collaboration album with Mark E Smith, an experimental affair, which yielded the idiosyncratic version of 'Transfusion', the Nervous Norvus rock and roll classic. He is also a leading light in the Salford Music Festival, and his influence on the contemporary Manchester music scene is palpable.