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Gemma Ray — The Exodus Suite (May 20th, 2016)

Gemma Ray — The Exodus Suite (May 20th, 2016)

  Gemma Ray — The Exodus Suite (May 20th, 2016) Gemma Ray — The Exodus Suite (May 20th, 2016)  ♠°♠  The LP includes the tracks ‘Come Caldera’ and ‘Caldera, Caldera!’ on a separate bonus 7” single. CD — Digipack.
♠°♠  Versatile British singer/songwriter with an elegant, noirish retro rock style. “This record was all about love and compassion: Compassion for fellow man, compassion for animals, and the earth itself. These songs celebrate being a citizen of the world.” — Gemma Ray                                                        © PHOTO CREDIT: ALISA RESNIK
Born: Basildon, Essex, England
Location: Berlin, Germany
Album release: May 20th, 2016
Record Label: Bronzerat Records
Duration:     52:19
01 Come Caldera     2:43
02 There Must Be More Than This     4:42
03 The Original One     4:05
04 We Do War     3:17
05 Ifs & Buts     6:33
06 We Are All Wandering     4:30
07 Acta Non Verba     1:46
08 Hail Animal     5:05
09 The Switch     3:52
10 The Machine     4:33
11 Shimmering     6:54
12 Caldera, Caldera!     4:19♠★■   GEMMA RAY: “I didn’t really listen to music in an album format as a child as I didn’t come from a musical household. The only song I can remember my mum playing was Ob–La–Di, Ob–La–Da by the Beatles which successfully put me off them for life. I do remember the theme tune for the TV series Tales of The Unexpected scaring and exciting me in equal measures as a child, and with hindsight I think that’s been my biggest formative musical influence.  As an adult, composers such as John Barry (RIP), Krzysztof Komeda and some 60’s Italian composers conjure up that same magic feeling for me — they have something so sublime, otherworldly and unique that transports me into a different world – Their records are like portals into a better place.”
♠★■   Gemma Ray releases her new record The Exodus Suite, an epic 52 minute odyssey of torch song psychedelia. Recorded live in seven days at the infamous Candy Bomber Studios (situated in the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin) by Ingo Krauss, the album’s title reflects the personal−political themes of the songs within.
♠★■   An unexpected yet inescapable influence on The Exodus Suite sessions was the presence of 8,000 Syrian refugees housed in the hangar beneath the studio during the recording. The stark reality of the refugees’ circumstances (they are still housed there to this day) and the experience of these sights, sounds and smells right within spitting distance, lent a profoundly immediate dimension to Gemma Ray’s lyrical explorations of love for all life, exile and relocation, nature’s sovereignty, technology, class and most of all the need for human empathy.
♠★■   The Exodus Suite is set in two parts, starting with a hymn−like paean to nature’s forces, ‘Come Caldera’, a prelude that then kicks into the soulful grit of ‘There Must Be More Than This’, an Afro−Beat meets Krautrock gambol with a sprinkling of Ethiopiques courtesy of guest pianist Carwyn Ellis (who has previously worked with Edwyn Collins, Roddy Frame and Shane MacGowan, among others). After a monumental journey, the esoteric, skulking ‘Shimmering’ rounds off the album.
♠★■   http://www.roughtrade.com/
Website: http://gemmaray.tv/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemmaraymusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gemmaraymusic
Interview: http://wonderlancer.com/music/gemma-ray/
■   2008 The Leader
■   2010 Lights Out Zoltar!
■   2010 It’s A Shame About Gemma Ray
■   2012 Island Fire
■   2013 Down Baby Down
■   2014 Milk For Your Motors
■   2016 The Exodus Suite■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■

Gemma Ray — The Exodus Suite (May 20th, 2016)


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