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Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell

Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell of Dead Can Dance sign to Atlantic Curve label for ‘Burn’ LP

Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell – photo by Robbie Perry

Atlantic Curve, the London-based label that is part of the Schubert Music Europe group, has announced the signing of Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell, best known for their work as part of the legendary band Dead Can Dance. They will be releasing the ‘Burn’ album on May 7, 2021, produced by James Chapman of MAPS.

Gerrard and Maxwell began working on the album in Australia in 2015 while writing songs for ‘The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices (Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares)’. They were later introduced to Chapman and asked him to produce the album.

Lisa Gerrard: “It is with great pleasure that I share this collaboration with Jules Maxwell. Jules and I began our creative journey with Dead Can Dance. We realised that we could connect through improvisation and that musical exploration continues to evolve with this present work.”

Jules Maxwell: “I can’t believe it’s nearly six years since Lisa and I began work on this album at her studio in Australia. It’s been an inspirational journey for me. Without Daryl Bamonte’s encouragement and creative drive this record would never have developed in the way it has and I’m thrilled that it is finally being released on Atlantic Curve.”

Daryl Bamonte (Atlantic Curve, Label-head / Schubert Music Publishing UK, Managing Director): “To be able to sign Lisa and Jules to Atlantic Curve is like a dream for me, and it’s also very satisfying that they chose to work with James as producer. The combination of their unique talents has created a truly outstanding record.”

Thomas Thyssen (Schubert Music Europe, Managing Director / Head of Recorded Music): “It is an absolute honour and privilege to be working with Lisa and Jules on their upcoming album, and we are more than proud to be welcoming them, both to Atlantic Curve as well as a part of the Schubert Music Europe family.”

Atlantic Curve was formed as part of a new international structure featuring ten record labels established by Schubert Music Europe GmbH in 2020, which are internationally distributed by The Orchard, the world’s largest independent distributor. In an impressive start, the label has already released the Top 40 UK Alternative Charts ‘KOMPROMAT’ album byI LIKE TRAINS, as well as the critically acclaimed‘Live at Rockpalast’album by German underground darling Laura Carbone.

Schubert Music Europe GmbH is a music publisher, record company, license hub and holding company for all Schubert Music Companies and labels, in particular all Schubert Music Publishing branches in Europe and the USA, as well Celsius Management, Hardbeat Promotion and Schubert Music Live (SML).

Signing photo credit © Schubert Music (left to right): Daryl Bamonte (Atlantic Curve, Label-head / Schubert Music Publishing UK, Managing Director), Thomas Thyssen (Schubert Music, Managing Director / Head of Recorded Music), Lisa Gerrard, Jules Maxwell, Ina Schulz (Schubert Music, Head of International Product Management), Maggie Rodford (Air-Edel, Management Lisa Gerrard)

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Posted by on January 31, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Josh Werner – Mode For Titan (M.O.D. Reloaded 29 January 2021)

‘Mode For Titan’ album from bass heavyweight Josh Werner released on CD 
Produced by the legendary Bill Laswell

Well achieved American bassist Josh Wernerhas released his album ‘Mode For Titan’ on CD vial M.O.D. Reloaded. This is the debut solo offering from the NYC-based experimental dreamweaver, grounded in minimalist beauty and co-produced by legendary American bassist / producer Bill Laswell. This stunning collection of tracks is being

‘Mode For Titan’ proves that the bass is a melodic and ambient force in its own right. Writing on and for the bass, Josh Werner explores new dimensions of composition and improvisation, and effortlessly moves through sonic textures, all without a conventional rhythm section. Here, Werner explores novel instrumental territory, including the sitar bass, seven-string and fretless bass.

A seasoned composer, performer and abstract painter, Werner has made quite a name for himself working in a variety of styles, most notably in dub, experimental rock, hip hop and jazz. His work with Ghostface Killer, CocoRosie, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Cibo Matto, PopCaan, James Brandon Lewis, Matisyahu, Sly and Robbie, Wu Tang Clan and TV On The Radio‘s Tunde Adebimpe has cemented his status as a low-end heavyweight.

“I’m excited about the CD release of my solo bass record ‘Mode for Titan’. This music was recorded masterfully by Bill Laswell for a high end listening experience. These compositions and performances were dreamt as deep landscapes to get lost in and explore. This format shows the full range of the bass frequency with lush depth, high fidelity and concise sheen, happy it is available for the discerning listener,” says Josh Werner.

Producer Bill Laswell’s production endows this sonic journey with a vast sense of space, painted in a ray of colors as boundless as the producer’s own palette. While a wide array of influences is heard on Werner’s compositions, it’s the introspective creative focus that guides. Simplicity, beauty and space are constant in this journey, and the rich colors of Laswell’s sonic translations are the compass.

Previewed the grounding and pulsating track ‘Traversal’, “Mode for Titan is a hybrid of improvised performances and meditative compositions.. Bill and I wanted to make an “all bass” statement, free from the usual suspects of the rhythm section, which could show range and depth of the instrument as a compositional and sonic tool,” says Werner.  

Raised in Milwaukee, Josh Werner was a private student of Richard Davis. In 1996, he moved to New York and attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music program. His years of recording and performing with top-tier and cutting-edge artists has made an imprint on his identity and place in music history. Werner is also a frequent collaborator of Bill Laswell via such projects as Method Of Defiance and Bass invaders.

The ‘Mode For Titan’ LP is now available on CD and digitally everywhere, including Apple MusicAmazonSpotify and Bandcamp.

CREDITS
All songs written by Josh Werner
Josh Werner: basses
Engineered by James Dellatacoma
Produced by Bill Laswell & Josh Werner
Recorded and mixed at Orange Music, West Orange, NJ
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at TurtleTone Studio NYC
Cover artwork by Josh Werner
Cover design by Yoko Yamabe @randesign
MOD Reloaded: David Brunelle, Yoko Yamabe
Photography by Bianca Casady

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Posted by on January 30, 2021 in Uncategorized