WHAT YOUR EARS SAY & THE COVER LOOKS LIKE
WHAT WE SAY
Stunning, tone dyed fok fusion from Dana Sipos for Roaring Girl Records as the sweet, thoughtful, pointed when necessary lyrics bleed into the consummately constructed layers of an obviously at ease studio band & are then buffed by another nuanced production job from Sandro Perri who must have every singer songwriter in Canada with sense currently queueing at his door. As for the cover - :)
WHAT THE RELEASE NOTES SAY
A deeply personal exploration, The Astral Plane traces the imprints of memory that form and take hold over the many lifetimes of a person, a family, the environment. Running parallel to this investigation of family histories and legacies, there are strong undercurrents of collective climate grief, the shifting faces of loss and inherited trauma echoing the ecological crises of our time.
On The Astral Plane, Sipos invites the listener beneath the surface, diving into complex personal histories and relationships and their ongoing reverberations, from the past and into the present and future.
Memories. Where do they live in your body? Outline their shapes and form. Press down. Hold. What imprints do they leave behind? Note their weight.
Hold memories up to the light. Are they staring back at you?
Do these memories belong to you ? Were they a gift?
Were you formed in their shadows and light?
All songs written by Dana Sipos SOCAN 2021
Thank you to Sandro Perri and the band for bringing these songs to life and lending their immense talents so generously!
Special thanks to Nick Zubeck for the therapy sessions and Chris Lloyd for being my Fig Tree
To these kind hearts for their listening ears: Chris Dufour, Benjamin Sipos-Cerf, Ali Eisner,
My family for their ongoing support
Bangs (Jen Yakamovich and Willow Sereda-Meichel) for their support in developing Skinny Legs
The Banff Centre for always facilitating magic and the creation of so many songs, friendships and collaborations
Dedicated to my beloved grandmother Esther for imprinting in me her extraordinary life
I gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council and Creative BC
CreditsDana Sipos - vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Nick Zubeck - electric guitar
Tom Hammerton - keys, organ, piano, percussion
Mark McIntyre - electric and upright bass
Blake Howard - drums, percussion
Lydia Persaud - vocals (Greenbelt, Skinny Legs)
Michael Davidson - vibraphone
Sandro Perri - synth, percussion
Danielle Knibbe and Barbara Lica - vocals (Daniel)
Fats Kaplin - violin (Daniel)
Produced by Sandro Perri
Recorded by Andy Magoffin at House of Miracles
Daniel - recorded by Howard Bilerman at the Telus Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts
Assisted by Shea Brossard and Anders Kapur
Mixed by Sandro Perri
Mastered by Fedge
Layout and design by Chris Lloyd
Cover Photo by Colin Harrington
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