Robert Fisher of Willard Grant Conspiracy taped a superb session for Bandwidth Film's Bandwidth Sessions earlier in the month in Belfast.
Brilliant quality, great performance, beautifully shot.
Willard Grant Conspiracy - 'Vespers'
ROBERT FISHER is a big man with a big, booming baritone and big heart.
His work over the past 15 years as leader of alt-country collective Willard Grant Conspiracy is one of those typical "best kept secrets". (That's my Conspiracy theory, anyway)
Willard Grant Conspiracy have always had a knack for subtle angles. Anyone privy to their live shows, from solo Robert Fisher to playing as a drummerless quartet, will feel familiar with these stately, acoustic-and-strings versions of “Soft Hand” and “Fare Thee Well”.
Californians re-imagine their back catalogue.
A collective of up to 14 members, centered around vocalist Robert Fisher,Willard Grant Conspiracy have gone back to basics with their excellent ninth album, largely re-recordings of their own songs by a drummer-less four piece. The stark setting suits them, with Fisher's deep voice-sounding variously like Nick Cave and Johnny Cash - placed center stage. The seven-minute Preparing For the Fall sounds apocalyptic, as feedback howls around and Fisher intones, 'The Earth begins to shudder/The lightening creates a fire".