|Joana Serrat — Dripping Springs (29/09/17)|
Joana Serrat — Dripping Springs (29/09/17) φφ → Brooding sonic elegance. For her fourth album in five years, Joana Serrat travelled from her home in Vic, Barcelona to the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. There she teamed up with Israel Nash at his Plum Creek Sound studio near the town of Dripping Springs from which the album takes its name. For the recording sessions Nash & Serrat corralled a stellar crew of musicians: Joey & Aaron McClellan, (Midlake, BNQT, John Grant, Israel Nash), Eric Swanson & Josh Fleischmann (Israel Nash), Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles) and Dennis Love (Futurebirds), as well as Nash himself providing additional guitar and backing vocals. Israel Nash produced the album, with Ted Young (Grammy award winner for The Rolling Stones) on engineering and mixing duties.
φφ → “Cross The Verge is definitive confirmation of her enormous talent.” — EL PAIS
Location: Catalunya, Spain
Album release: September 29, 2017
Record Label: Loose Music
Genre: Folk/Americana, Singer~Songwriter
01. Western Cold Wind 4:08
02. Lost Battles 3:21
03. Trapped in the Fog 3:19
04. Unnamed 6:11
05. Farewell 2:43
06. Shadows of Time 3:27
07. Candles 5:25
08. Come Closer 2:25
09. The Garden 3:17
10. Walk in Sin 3:01
11. Keep on Fallin’ 4:47
© 2017 Loose Music
φφ → All songs by Joana Serrat. Produced by Israel Nash. Engineered and mixed by Ted Young (Grammy Award winning).
φφ → “Her soft and genuine voice opens you up to a new world, a world of dreams and smooth and silken atmospheres.” — ROLLING STONE FRANCE
φφ → “It’s an album that seduces on first listen and has enough depth and variety for repeat visits. Serrat, along with her collaborators, has made a beautiful record.” — AMERICANA UK
φφ → “Cross The Verge has a slightly intoxicating and sometimes almost mesmerizing effect.” — KRENTEN UIT DE POP
φφ → “She completely disarms with her hazy delicacy.” — EL PERIÓDICO
φφ → “like Mazzy Star guesting on an early Neil Young demo.” — MOJO
φφ → “An amazing artist, I’m a huge fan — an astonishing voice & I love her songwriting.” — LAUREN LAVERNE, BBC 6 Music
φφ → Joana Serrat explains the inspiration behind the track: “Trapped In The Fog is an oneiric song through which I can travel in time, no matter if it’s past or future. I wrote this song one night that I was driving back home after a solo show. Where I live there’s a lot of fog in winter and suddenly that very night in the middle of the forest, the road got surrounded by shoals of fog. It was very hard to see and I had to slow down. The haze was constantly taking different shapes, it seemed to dance. It felt like a metaphor for life and I had the feeling something inside the shadows was talking to me.”
φφ → As with the ten other tracks on the album, the song features Joey & Aaron McClellan, (Midlake, BNQT, John Grant, Israel Nash), Eric Swanson and Josh Fleischmann (both Israel Nash). Elsewhere on the album, other guests include Trampled By Turtles lead singer Dave Simonett, Dennis Love of Futurebirds, as well as Israel Nash himself providing additional guitar and backing vocals. Israel Nash produced the album, with Ted Young (Grammy award winner for The Rolling Stones) on engineering and mixing duties.
φφ → Top guitarist Joey McClellan tells us, “it was very easy to work with Joana because she knows where she wants to go and she leads us all there. Joana’s lyrics are brilliant. She uses images and colours to describe her songs and luckily that’s the way we are used to working.” Joey McClellan adds, “her voice was our guide”.
φφ → Spanish music magazine Mondo Sonoro, keen to review the new record, has already awarded it 9/10, telling readers “It’s hard to explain why you like a record sometimes it’s just a matter of skin: if it gives you goosebumps that’s it. In other words a record gets to you when it touches something inside like a kind of spring that triggers a chain of emotions. An artist either has this or not but it’s something that can never be forced… But all that would mean nothing if Joana Serrat wasn’t rolling in talent and sensitivity in this album if she didn’t have “that thing” capable of shaking your spirit.”
φφ → Dripping Springs will be released digitally, on CD & and on 180g vinyl on the 29th September 2017 via Loose. Pre~order via smarturl.it/drippingsprings
Verfasst am 29. September 2017. (Beitragsbild: Gérard Otremba).
φφ → Joana Serrat befindet sich in einem musikalischen Flow. Dripping Springs ist bereits das vierte Album, das die spanische Songwriterin innerhalb von fünf Jahren veröffentlicht. Aufgenommen hat Joana Serrat den Longplayer in Texas, im der Platte den Namen schenkenden Städtchen Dripping Springs. Produziert hat das Album kein geringerer als der Songwriter Israel Nash, der auch Gitarrenparts und Backing Vocals beisteuerte.
φφ → Darüber hinaus trugen die Herren Joey & Aaron McClellan (Midlake, BNQT, John Grant, Israel Nash), Eric Swanson & Josh Fleischmann (Israel Nash), Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles) und Dennis Love (Futurebirds) zum Gelingen von Dripping Springs bei. Der Einfluss von Israel Nash, der vor vier Jahren mit Isreal Nash’s Rain Plans das formidabelste aller Americana~Alben der letzten zehn Jahre komponierte, ist deutlich spürbar. Mit ihm scheint Joana Serrat den kongenialen Musikpartner gefunden zu haben. (excerpt)
φφ → https://www.soundsandbooks.com/2017/09/29/joana-serrat-dripping-springs-album-review/
|Joana Serrat — Dripping Springs (29/09/17)|