Slow Healer

Slow Healer

Fuelled by emotional turmoil in his recent past, the new full album “Slow Healer” wasn’t merely an option for LYENN but a must. Iceland proved to be the perfect canvas for his fragile music and likewise state, and led to a collaboration with not only his faithful companion Shahzad Ismaily but also Mùm cellist Gyda Valtysdottir and drummer Julian Sartorius. On the new recordings LYENN’s music sounds pure and honest. Lucid tones are held together by a sparse use of instruments. The songs are undressed and embedded in an intriguing universe of fascinating sounds. The reach of LYENN’s voice is remarkably broad, ranging from angelic whispers to intense demonic shouts.  Nothing is forced neither planned. Spontaneity, freedom and improvisation are key, to step into a dialogue with his audience. Also in his live performances, no two sets are ever the same. All is instinctive, instantaneous and fleeting. And true magic descends upon the listener who is prepared to step into the moment with him. A powerful unity drifting upon the melancholic tide of a film noir.
Listen to "SLOW HEALER" on spotify.

 

TRACKLIST:
1. In Reveries
2. Vaguely Lit
3. Lion's Heart
4. Keep It Still
5. Show Me The Way
6. Inside The Wrist
7. Fading
8. Sometimes
9. Ghost Song
10. Theme

 

CREDITS:
Slow Healer  (29.04.2016-Near Gale Records - V2 Records)
Recorded by Shahzad Ismaily at Alex and Jonsi's, Reykjavik, Iceland and Francesco Donadello at Voxton, Berlin
Overdubs Marc Ribot by François Lardeau at Marc Ribot's home
Mixed by Francisco Botero at Studio G, NYC and by Francesco Donadello at Voxton, Berlin
Mastered by Francesco Donadello at Calyx Mastering, BerlinAll Songs by Frederic Lyenn Jacques
Artwork by Sungsoo Kim (Copyright©2012 by Sungsoo Kim - All Rights Reserved)
Sungsoo Kim, Duplicata, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 162 x 130cm
All Rights Reserved - Near Gale Records 2016

 

MUSICIANS:
Frederic 'Lyenn' Jacques: Vocals, Guitar, Irish Bouzouki, Piano, Synth
Shahzad Ismaily: Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Synth
Jullian Santorius: Drums, Percussion
Gyda Valtysdottir: Cello, Vocals
Joel Hamilton: Modular Synth
Arnljótur Sigurdsson: Flute
Tumi Árnason: Sax
Erikur Orai Ólaffson: Trumpet
Sigriður Thorlacius: Vocals
Francesco Donadello: Drums, Modular Synth