Grice - Alexandrine (con Jansen e Barbieri)

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Grice - Alexandrine (con Jansen e Barbieri)

Messaggioda alex2222 » 13 giugno 2015, 15:06 ... lexandrine

New Album Alexandrine by Art Rock artist Grice

London-born, Art Rock musician GRICE returns with his second album Alexandrine, which builds on his highly-regarded debut album Propeller. His music has been described as ‘a challenging cocktail of electro-acoustic glitch, art-rock and avant-pop synthesis tempered into passionate and well-crafted songs.’

With GRICE taking centre-stage on guitars and vocals, Alexandrine features sonic innovator Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree, originally from UK electro pioneers Japan) on keyboards and as co-producer on a numbers of tracks. The 12-track album was mixed by Steve Jansen (Japan/Rain Tree Crow) who also lends his unique percussive input, tonalities and treatments to the work.

Alexandrine includes performances from a unique line-up, including Hossam Ramzy (Led Zeppelin/Peter Gabriel) on percussion, Italian freeform trumpet player Luca Calabrese, BJ Cole on pedal-steel guitar (Felt/T-Rex), Suzanne Barbieri (vocals) and violinist Steve Bingham (No-Man). The core band comprises of Al Swainger on bass, double bass and pedals and 05Ric (Gavin Harrison) on drums.

‘Alexandrine is a multi-faceted rare gem, an intricate play of changing colours and unique rhythms diffracted by GRICE’S passionate vocals and powerful songwriting.’

‘Through sonic musical sculpture, instrumental eclecticism and Proustian detail, Alexandrine entices the listener to embark on a voyage through continents and cultures.
Alexandrine arouses celluloid fantasies and narrates a kaleidoscope of emotions.’

Alexandrine is released on hungersleep records.
The album is available as a digital download and as a physical CD in an elegant card digipak with original artwork by British artist Elizabeth McAlpine, through Burning Shed, hungersleep records, bandcamp and all the usual digital outlets (iTunes, Amazon etc).

Order now for release date: 22 June 2015


Grice - vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, keys, ebow, tzouras, treatments, tonalities, percussion
Richard Barbieri - keyboards, synthesisers, tonalities
Steve Jansen - additional drums, percussion, tonalities
Hossam Ramzy - percussion, triangle, riq, duff, Egyptian tabla
Luca Calabrese - freeform trumpet
B J Cole - pedal steel guitar
Al Swainger - bass, double bass, french horn, pedals
05 Ric - drums
Suzanne Barbieri - vocals
Matt Calder - hang drums
Steve Bingham - viola, violin
Maria K. Peters - spoken word
Joe Breban - drums

All tracks produced by GRICE
Songs written & arranged by GRICE
Music & Lyrics by GRICE
Tracks (7, 10) Co-Produced by Richard Barbieri
Additional Arrangements (1, 7, 9, 10) by Richard Barbieri
Track (8) co-written by Al Swainger

Mixed by Steve Jansen
Additional Treatments & Tonalities - Steve Jansen

Engineered by Duncan Chave & GRICE

Recorded at Sound Gallery Studios, UK.

Mastered by Simon Heyworth & Andy Miles at Super Audio Mastering

Original Cover Art from ‘Sprayed Sound’ by Elizabeth McAlpine
Artistic Direction: GRICE
Cover Design: Carl Glover

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