Friday, 25 March 2011 11:40

Clea Crimson "Home Is Where The Art Is" ALBUM LAUNCH

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The long-awaited launch of Clea Crimson’s debut album “Home Is Where The Art Is”.

The album is a collection of jazz/folk infused songs written by Clea and recorded live over two days at Aphek Studio with some of Sydney’s best jazz musicians (Bill Risby, Ben Ackland, Steve Elphick, Toby Hall and Spike Mason).

“I enjoy the process of recording live songs with the band – rather than tracking everything separately and then putting it all together.” says Clea. “It is an intense focus, to sing every time knowing it might be the one that goes on the album. We were exhausted at the end of the two days but I think we came away with a great result.”


Luke Pittman will open the night.  Growing up on a steady musical diet of Metal, Punk Rock and eventually Neil Young, one might be expecting a musical outcome sounding something like a very cranky bloke singing folk music.  The result is in fact laid back tunes ruminating on Love, God, Love, Satisfaction, Love, Dissatisfaction and the ocean, all presented in a voice sounding some what more like Tim Buckley than Jeff Buckley.  After a few years off, he returns to the stage in 2011 with a newfound relaxed stage presence that only comes from re-assessing life's bigger questions and coming up with very few answers.

More about Home Is Where The Art Is:

Backing vocals were added at The Chapel of Sound, the new studio run by Ross A’hern (formerly of Sony), by Chris E Thomas and Tony Williams.

“Both Chris E and Tony are two long time friends whose songwriting I admire, and I love their voices so it was wonderful to have them sing backing vocals on the album. What they have added lifts the album to a new level. And they both have new projects that they just released too, so we’re all feeling excited about new work.”

A bonus track “Sing To Me Darlin” on the physical CD features Clea Crimson, grammy nominated Jennifer Knapp and Steve Elphick. The stripped down instrumentation of two voices and double bass is powerful in it’s simplicity, with beautiful harmonies and Steve’s masterful improvisation.