Gris-de-Lin - Sprung

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Gris-de-Lin - Sprung

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"..very original and very exciting: the album ... might just be one of the most intriguing releases of the year." (For The Rabbit, UK)

"...a beguiling whole...balancing strong melody with consistently inventive sonic texture..." (8/10 Uncut, UK)

"...the sound is modern folk with electronic overtones. ...a compressed sound with warm, fuzzy backgrounds and otherworldly vocal effects. The lyrics come across as vulnerable, almost wired and yet the listener is left grasping for their meaning. Good old boogie tunes these are not. ‘Sprung’ is a patchwork of emotional rebel femininity and a cauldron of sonic and lyrical exposure." (americana-uk)

Gris-de-Lin is a singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist from Bridport, Dorset and Sprung is her debut album. Her music is a heady mix of post-rock, blues and alt-folk peppered with warped electronics; the songs are narrative and lyrical.

The album was recorded in a nursery school, and saw her playing virtually all of the instruments herself – from guitars and synths to drums and saxophone. Working with producer/engineer Chris Hamilton (know for his work with Squarepusher/Torres/Kite-Base) she also drafted in Rob Ellis (P.J.Harvey/Anna Calvi) to play drums on several tracks. 

tracks:
01./A1. Your Ghost - (03:56)
02./A2. Birthday - (04:16)
03./A3. The Kick * - (03:14)
04./A4. Muhammad Ali - (02:57)
05./A5. Sprung ** - (04:22)

06./B1. Reprise - (00:59)
07./B2. Dead Wife - (04:17)
08./B3. Russian Korg - (00:31)
09./B4. Marching Band - (04:07)
10./B5. I’m the King ** - (04:01)
11./B6.  Underground * - (02:45)

Music and Lyrics by Gris-de-Lin
except * Music by Gris-de-Lin / Clyma
and ** Music by Gris-de-Lin / Simon Garner

Produced by Chris Hamilton and Gris-de-Lin
Recorded at Watercleaves, Dorset
Engineered and mixed by Chris Hamilton
Mastered by John Dent at Loud Mastering
String arrangements by Gris-de-Lin

Artwork by Kazland
Film Stills by Mr Thomas Hughes
Layout by Simon Barber, Krstof Milovanic

Gris-de-Lin: Vocals, guitars, synths, saxophone, drums, percussion

Rob Ellis: Drums on Muhammad Ali / Marching Band
Chris Hamilton: Guitars on Sprung / I'm the King plus additional guitars, bass, electronics, percussion
Ciara Ismail: Violin   
Danny Keane: Cello


LP: BBI 0251 CD: BBI 0252
©+(p) 2018 BB*ISLAND, under exclusive license from Gris-de-Lin / Noisy Little Birds