Alessi’s Ark is back with a new album ‘The Still Life’, due for release through the always-excellent Bella Union on 15th April. The follow up to 2009’s ‘Notes From The Treehouse’ and 2011’s ‘Time Travel’, Alessi recorded her third effort in Omaha, Nebraska with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley).
“I wanted to create a musical landscape that varied in sound,” she says of the release, “but an overriding feeling of ‘stillness’ remained throughout the album. I also wanted to step back from playing acoustic guitar and immerse the songs in very different sound settings from previous recordings.”
Prior to its release next week, you can listen to the whole album below; exclusively here on DIY. We’ve also a track by track from Alessi herself, so you can learn a little more about each song: from meeting an angel to heartbreak.
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