OK

Při poskytování služeb nám pomáhají soubory cookie. Používáním našich služeb vyjadřujete souhlas s naším používáním souborů cookie. Více informací

Úvodní stránka » ARCHIVE » Alessi's Ark
Alessi's Ark — The Still Life (2013)

 Alessi's Ark — The Still Life (2013)

Alessi's Ark — The Still Life
“I had heard brilliant things about Andy as a person,” she says, “and I felt extremely fortunate to spend time together and work so closely on this album. He brought some very gifted, beautiful musicians on board and I was moved by their warmth in Athens.” A. A.
Also known as: Alessi Laurent-Marke
Born: 30 June 1990
Location: Hammersmith in West London, England
Album release: April 15th, 2013
Record Label: Bella Union
Duration:     32:08
Tracks:
01. Tin Smithing     (1:46)
02. Veins Are Blue     (2:22)
03. The Rain     (3:19)
04. The Good Song     (1:29)
05. Big Dipper     (3:13)
06. Afraid Of Everyone     (3:21)
07. Those Waves     (3:02)
08. Whatever Makes You Happy     (2:11)
09. Sans Balance     (2:57)
10. Mountain     (1:18)
11. Hands In The Sink     (2:20)
12. Money     (1:38)
13. Pinewoods     (3:12)
All songs by Alessi Laurent-Marke
Producer: Alessi Laurent-Marke, Andy LeMaster, Nic Nell
The album was produced by Andy LeMaster in his studio in Athens, Georgia over a three-week period and Nic Nell in his London studio.
Members: Jamie Backhouse
Past members: Ben Lovett
Website: http://www.alessisark.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/alessisark
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alessisarkofficial
Press contact: U.K - duncan@bellaunion.com // U.S - ap@cobracamanda.com
Agent: U.K - clairecourtney@nomanis.com  // U.S - mike@concertedefforts.com
General director: juan@ravenhouseltd.com
Description:
"Alessi’s Ark release their new album The Still Life on April 15th. An unusual, bewitching phenomenon Alessi’s Ark is an outlet for the imagination of Alessi Laurent–Marke. Across two studio albums, the songwriter has matched vivid, at times surreal word play with inventive composition which stretches established forms until they break.
Now she’s back. Recorded in Athens, Georgia – “the South’s Portland” as it’s known – producer Andy LeMaster stood at the helm. “I had heard brilliant things about Andy as a person,” Laurent–Marke explained recently, “and I felt extremely fortunate to spend time together and work so closely on this album. He brought some very gifted, beautiful musicians on board and I was moved by their warmth in Athens.” Credited for work on Bright Eyes and Drive-By Truckers, LeMaster adds a richness, a sense of experience to the new album. Speaking recently, Alessi Laurent-Marke explained that she wanted to make something different. “I wanted to create a musical landscape that varied in sound but an overriding feeling of ‘stillness’ remained throughout the album. I also wanted to step back from playing acoustic guitar and immerse the songs in very different sound settings from previous recordings."
Original!
Bella Union records are thrilled to announce the return of ALESSI’S ARK, whose third album The Still Life will be released 15th April 2013.
Travel, adventure and personal revelation mark the new album by singer/songwriter Alessi Laurent–Marke of Alessi’s Ark. The Still Life is a work both lucid and heartbreakingly lovely, a sonic landscape that roams a wide range of emotions, with (as the songwriter explains), “Nature and love, as common threads”.
“I wanted to create a musical landscape that varied in sound,” Laurent-Marke says, “but an overriding feeling of ‘stillness’ remained throughout the album. I also wanted to step back from playing acoustic guitar and immerse the songs in very different sound settings from previous recordings.
Only a few short years into her career, the London-based Laurent-Marke is already prolific: her first, self-released EP, 2007’s Bedroom Bound, garnered the then-teenage artist a major label deal and attention around the globe. A debut album soon followed, with Laurent-Marke heading to Omaha, Nebraska to record with producer Mike Mogis(Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley). The resulting Notes from the Treehouse (EMI/Virgin, 2009) was a testament to both Laurent-Marke’s evolving talents and to her affinity with a new wave of American singer/songwriters. Her most recent release, 2011’s Time Travel, was widely praised by the press, with MOJO swooning, “The understated arrangements suggest you’re listening to a woman with impeccable taste…”
Still only 22, Laurent-Marke travelled to America to record the new album, to the small town of Athens, Georgia and the studio of producer Andy LeMaster, who has worked with everyone from Bright Eyes to Drive-By Truckers. “I had heard brilliant things about Andy as a person,” says Laurent–Marke, “and I felt extremely fortunate to spend time together and work so closely on this album. He brought some very gifted, beautiful musicians on board and I was moved by their warmth in Athens.”
That warmth is all over The Still Life: in the shimmering production, in the players’ performances and in the slow, sweet sway that underlies all the album tracks. “The phrase ‘the still life’ has always resonated with me,” says Laurent-Marke of the album’s title. “In my mind ‘The Still Life’ is what we’re all aiming for, the chapter in our lives that we find peace and understanding, within us and in our surroundings.”
Discography:
Bedroom Bound EP (2007)
The Horse EP (2008)
Friend Ships (split EP with Thunder Power) (2009)
"Over The Hill" (single) (2009)
Notes from the Treehouse (2009)
Live Session (2009)
Soul Proprietor (2010)
Time Travel (2011)
The Still Life (2013)
Vocal appearances:
"They May Already Be Dreaming (Neva Dinova)" (2008)
"Mama I'm Swollen (Cursive)" (2009)
"Young Colossus" (2012)
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Also: http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/news/alessis-ark-to-release-third-album-the-still-life/
-------------------------------------------------------------------File:Alessis Ark at the Social.jpg © Photo credit: 金娜 Kim S.

Alessi's Ark — The Still Life (2013)

 

NEWS

13.12.2017

Only Wolf

12.12.2017

Květy

11.12.2017

SON VOLT

11.12.2017

Mary Gauthier

11.12.2017

RACHAEL YAMAGATA

9.12.2017

Nicolas Jaar

9.12.2017

DeDe

9.12.2017

Lisa Loeb

archiv

ALBUM COVERS IX.

Amanda Rogers — Heavy Blue (Oct 1, 2017)
Tais Awards & Harvest Prize
Za Zelenou liškou 140 00 Praha 4, CZE
+420608841540