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Mar 23, 2011

For many a casual Gomez listener, Ben Ottewell’s voice is the main identifier. Ottewell’s raspy baritone, which has been likened to Tom Waits more often than not, takes center stage on his debut solo album, Shapes & Shadows. Recorded with fellow Gomez breakout vocalist Ian Ball’s stable of musicians in Los Angeles, Shapes was co-written over a lengthy period of time with childhood chum Sam Genders of Tunng. More