Produced by cutting edge Los Angeles sound designer, RYAT (Brainfeeder Records), the album contains nine new original songs as well as an edgy, electro-acoustic rendition of the standard, I Only Have Eyes For You (written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin).
This album takes a more decisive turn toward what's known as “the Bristol sound” and is heavily influenced by my favorite band, Portishead. It also contains doses of tight, weaving harmonies in the style of the Andrews Sisters. I hope listeners will hear nods to Bjork and The Chemical Brothers. The project themes are based on what I'm calling my “faith cycle,”: a life-long pattern of hope, doubt, determination, failure, surrender, and the moments in between. Guest musicians include Sam Nobles of Mean Lady, Ritchie Rubini, Jordan Maguire, and Ray Gagliardino. This beautiful photograph is by Sunny Miller and Jay Walker, sunnymillerphoto.com
PRE-ORDER GOODIES: There is an extended version of the track, Tiger In Tow, which will be released on September 1, 2014. It is a limited edition track available only with the pre-order of the digital and/or physical album.
releases 16 September 2014
All songs written and performed by Angela Sheik with the exception of "I Only Have Eyes For You," lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren, arranged by Angela Sheik.
Produced by RYAT (ryat.info
, Los Angeles, CA) and Angela Sheik.
Vocals, flute, piano, synths, percussion, autoharp - Angela Sheik
Sam Nobles, upright bass
Ritchie Rubini, live drums
Ray Gagliardino, electric bass, electric guitar.
Jordan Maguire, ambient electric guitar
Dave Duncan, guitar solo (Home Before Dark)
Csilla Lakatos, cello
End drum loops in Home Before Dark by Apple audio loops. Main drum loop in I Only Have Eyes For You is a manipulated version of a drum loop by JSM, SM Studios, United Kingdom. Used with permission by Looperman (looperman.com/help/terms
Mixed at Studio 825 (studio825.net
, Wilmington, DE). Ray Gagliardino, mixing engineer.
Mastered by Eamon Loftus.
Album cover photograph by Sunny Miller (sunnymillerphoto.com
) with the assistance of Jay Walker.