RR04: Slipper - Sensitive People Fall in Lovereleased 15th November 2023
- Sensitive People Fall in Love
Today we are sharing a first look at Slipper's third album ‘A Tiny Rose Made Out of Clay’, which will come out on Rehberge early next year.
The song is called 'Sensitive People Fall In Love'.
The recording features Magnus Bang Olsen on pedal steel guitar. Mastered by Stephan Chauvel.
This week Slipper are going on tour to celebrate the upcoming album release…
16/11/23 - Lark, Berlin - Supporting Girl Ray
17/11/23 - Veränderbar, Dresden - with Gránátèze
18/11/23 - Gallorca, Halle - with Gránátèze + more tbc
19/11/23 - Klub Famu, Prague - with Gránátèze, Moonwalks, Neue Welt
20/11/23 - Baza, Krakow - with Dworzec Spa
21/11/23 - Młodsza Siostra, Warsaw - with Dłonie
Slipper was formed in 2019 by songwriters Sean Armstrong and Rachel Taylor, but it became what felt like a real band when they were joined by Jakub Tyro-Niezgoda in 2020. Living between Berlin and Warsaw, they have been recording, mixing, and releasing the music themselves, from the start. Their journey as a band is guided by the songs; they follow wherever the music leads them—sometimes to funny places, and sometimes to places where it feels just right.
RR03: Ela Spalding - Forcesreleased 24th June 2023
- Black Lion
- Earth Pillow
- Bajo Grande
- It's a Forest
- Pearl River
- Pirates and Gold
- Kaleidoscope Year
- Goldmines (Full Band)
Forces is a compilation of nine songs written and collected between 2012 and 2022. The album addresses the forces that
rule our lives; our connection to nature and also the obstacles that seem to get in the way of us having more harmonious
relationships with each other and our environment. The songs speak to decisive moments: when a calling received a
response, when a wave was caught, when an image was captured. Forces was recorded at home in Berlin, with field
recordings gathered in Panama and Europe.
Conceived as an artwork, Forces comes with analog photographs that were taken in the same 10-year period. The artist has produced a handbound, signed, limited edition book of 100 copies with the images and lyrics that you can purchase directly from her by writing to [email protected]
Co–produced with Estudio Nuboso (www.estudionuboso.org) part of the proceeds go towards the care of a very special piece of cloud forest in Panama - El Jilguero Reserve.
Music and lyrics by Ela Spalding
On Goldmines: cello, arrangement and mix by Barnaby Tree. And the band version with Manuel Ferrer, Benito Bermúdez and David Caparó, recorded live by Diego Pittí.
Digital mix by Michael Hughes
Mix and master for tape by Rachel Taylor
Ela Spalding is a mother of two, daughter, sister, partner and friend; a multimedia artist~facilitator bringing people closer to themselves, others, nature and the places we inhabit through sound, books, words, somatics, installations and cross-disciplinary collaborations. She finds in music a free space to express the multiplicity of experiences and emotions she gathers and encounters in daily life, while working and walking in the fields of art, ecology and being human. She is the founder of Estudio Nuboso and has an artistic practice that she shares between Berlin, Panama and beyond.€15 for cassette postage and download code:
RR02: rocky lorelei - A Sculpture In My Handsreleased 21st December 2022
- Glimmer in the Dark
- Tomorrow is a Star
- Close to the Source
- Full Moon Light Falls
- Shining, Incandescent
- Telepathic Mail
- Oh Alvina
- It's All On My Mind
- Fight For It
- Heart of Water
A Sculpture In My Hands was conceived between summer 2021 and spring 2022, slowly and darkly ~ ~ ~
a collection of dreams, reflections, and premonitions, a testament to patience
the drone pieces (Full Moon Light Falls, Telepathic Mail, Heart of Water) were all recorded improvisations from the spring of 2022, just before the other songs were recorded, on a Yamaha mt8x
thanks to Sean Armstrong for playing bass on It's All On My Mind (track 8), and for playing piano on Pathway, (track 11).
the bird voice on Tomorrow is a Star is thanks to the nightingale, singing one spring night by Plötzensee rain on Oh Alvina (track 7) was recorded outside the window of my room
the album art is 'Decisions in the white plate' a painting by Agnese Guido
thanks to jack mellin for lending me his guitar and bass since i left glasgow, both of which you hear on the recordings
thank you to my family for loving me and supporting me, & to my friends for choosing me
i dedicate A Sculpture In My Hands to the memory of my friend, Benjamin Tenisci Stevenson
rocky lorelei represents the solo musical work of Rachel Lauren Taylor, who was born and raised beside Lake Ontario in Toronto, and is currently set up in Berlin.
She uses guitar as her primary instrument for songwriting and arranging, and an analog synthesizer for ad hoc drone pieces.
Her musical processes run parallel to her psychic processes; writing and recording songs is her most vital means of cultivating an understanding of her inner and outer life experiences, bringing a symmetry to her music and her sense of self.
Her approach to her music is largely intuitive; usually led by a melody, a string of words, and a feeling, she holds the idea in reflection, works on it, and waits, until the song's identity is realized in fullness.
Rachel has been fascinated with recording onto tape cassettes since she was a small child, and it remains her preferred medium for recording music.
RR01: Sean Armstrong - The Technical Timesreleased 25th November 2022
- Playing It Cool
- Red Cathedral
- Island Song
- Rambling Echo, Spring Softly
- Lots of Love
- A Clearing
- Impossible Ink
- Realise The Beautiful Clear Prism That You Are
A new solo album by Sean Armstrong.
Recorded at home in Wedding, Berlin as people, sounds and seasons passed by outside.
Vocal appearance by Rocky Lorelei (track 2)
Drum overdubs by Rocky Lorelei, recorded at Herzbergstrasse 100 (track 4,6,7,9,10,11)
Sound clips of Daria Halprin acting in 'Zabriskie Point' (track 4, 8)
Frogs sample recorded at Plötzensee, Berlin one summer night in 2022. (track 2)
Sea sample recorded in La Spezia, Italy in April 2022. (track 5)
Available to buy on Cassette (first edition of 25)
Sean Armstrong - a songwriter and home recordist from Scotland living in Berlin. He was raised in remote corners of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, where he would walk beside the iron-grey sea. As a young grown up, he moved to Glasgow to study human beings. It was there that music found him, saved him, and simultaneously destroyed his life. Sean's music is handmade, all over the place, and to the point. He enjoys singing about love, harmony and nature, and attempts to channel the special sense of timelessness that he finds in his favourite music, which is mostly of the past.