'Two Years in April' is the new album from Burma based artist Tamas Wells.
And it has been a remarkable two years.
After a wave of excitement in Japan about Wells' 2006 album 'A Plea en Vendredi', he signed deals with renowned Tokyo based label Inpartmaint and also with China based label Pocket Records (who also release Australian band Dirty Three). The result of these deals was remarkable with 'A Plea en Vendredi' selling thousands of copies,reaching Number 16 on Japan's HMV Shibuya international chart and culminating in a sell out tour of four Japanese cities in late 2007.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Tamas Wells moved to the city of Yangon in Burma in early 2006 and with just a guitar, a traditional Burmese banjo and the occasional subtle use of strings, began recording songs for a new album. Recorded at home in Yangon between power cuts, monsoon rains and the shouts of street salesmen ‘Two Years in April’ combines Wells’ sublime sense of melody with a beautifully fragile instrumentation and production.