‘Sword & Sworcery’ composer Jim Guthrie releases first solo album in a decade


“I’m a lot more comfortable doing instrumental music,” explains Jim Guthrie. “I feel like I can say more without words.” After getting his start in the Canadian indie rock scene, Guthrie has spent the last few years intimately tied to the worlds of film and gaming creating music for games like Sword & Sworcery and Sound Shapes and documentaries including Indie Game: The Movie and more recently The Manor. But a decade after his last solo record came out, he’s returning to his roots with a new album appropriately dubbed Takes Time. “Like anything that’s worth anything,” he tells The Verge, “some things just take time. And if you can accept that it makes living a whole lot easier.”

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