LANES – Writings on the Wall, is the debut release from multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Tim Lane. The album weaves the unusual ambient sounds of Tim playing a Chromatic Tongue Drum, Sansulas, Drums, Trombone and a variety of percussion and field recordings, with instrumental and/or vocal appearances from various guests.
Having worked with numerous top projects including Hidden Orchestra, Tim invited some of his favourite musicians to play on the album, mainly improvising. These featured friends, many of whom are gems of the Scottish jazz, improvisation and folk scenes, are: Fraser Fifield – Whistles, Mairi Campbell – Vocals and Viola, Lizabett Russo, Jemima Thewes & George Francis – Vocals, Philip Cardwell – Trumpet, Andy Baker – Tenor Sax, Michael Starkey – Gourd Banjo, Mira Jempe – Violin, Jem Le Lievre – Kora & Ngoni and Daniel Dumnov on Accordion. Tim also recorded/produced the record.