03/12/2013 § Leave a comment
Already Drowning is now available for pre-order from Gizeh Records. The LP edition is limited to 300 copies, so if you want one, act accordingly!
The full album is streamable, for a limited time, on Exclaim.
Here are a few press quotes if you want to read what other people think about the album:
“Already Drowning isn’t all soft water sounds: in one of the albums’ greatest moments the tempest of doom that swirls through Nadja emerges on ‘Tout Juste Sous La Surface, Je Guette’ [vocals by Geneviève Castrée, aka O Paon].” – BlogTO
“Schöne Nixen und hässliche Sirenen locken mit Wehklagen und Schmeichelstimme, man möchte trösten, helfen, und wird schliesslich vom brausenden Strudel in die Tiefe gerissen.” – 78s
“[T]extured this is! With reversed vocals, lots of guitar parts, spacey drums and all sorts of late 60s studio techniques to keep this psychedelic. But a piece like ‘Mein Zwilling, Mein Verlorener’ [vocals by Joanna Kupnicka] is on the other hand deceivingly simple, with just repeated guitar patterns, accordion, vocals and a set of drums that remind me of John Densmore’s more jazzy parts in The Doors.” – Vital Weekly
Lastly, I did an interview with the Berlin monthly Exberliner recently if you want to read some more background on the album.
01/24/2013 § Leave a comment
My new solo album Already Drowning has just been announced for release April 15 2013 from Gizeh Records. This album is a much more structured than previous releases, with each track featuring a guest vocalist, and is something of a song-cycle inspired by myths and folktales of female water spirits like Mélusine, Lorelei, and Rusalka. The first and title track is streaming here:
Clara Engel sings on the title track. The other guest vocalists are: Jessica Bailiff, Valérie Niederoest & Maude Oswald (from Toboggan), Joanna Kupnicka (from The Cold Hand), Geneviève Castrée (aka Ô Paon), Liz Hysen (from Picastro), and Carla Bozulich (from Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers).
I will be touring in support of the album in the UK/EU next month with A-Sun Amissa:
17-02-13: Mad Ferret, Preston, UK
18-02-13: Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK
19-02-13: Taylor John’s, Coventry, UK
20-02-13: The Exchange, Bristol, UK
21-02-13: Cafe Oto, London, UK
22-02-13: Poortegebouw, Rotterdam, NL
23-02-13: Vera, Grongingen, NL
24-02-13: Gängeviertel Fabrik, Hamburg, DE
25-02-13: Best Monday Ever, Copenhagen, DK
26-02-13: 1000Fryd, Aalborg, DK
27-02-13: Ljud, Aarhus, DK
01-03-13: Schokoladen, Berlin, DE