excuse the mess / #15A Alev Lenz [CHAT]

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The next decade is upon us and I'm chuffed to be releasing my first podcast of the new year, accompanied by one very brilliant Alev Lenz. Alev is first of all, podcast gold - you'll love hearing from her all about her music in this episode. She is an expert builder of atmospheric sound worlds with song & storytelling at its heart. We discuss a track of hers featured on the hit TV show Black Mirror (i'm sure you're all familiar), a turning point in her career and how that triggered a small series of events that shaped her recently released album '3' on SA Recordings. It's an incredibly powerful album and it heavily features the pioneering vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. You can get hold of the album here if you like what you here (hint: the vinyl comes in a lovely blue) There is an unusual dimension to the release of this album, it can be bought alongside a sample library that is built from the DNA of the album itself, find out more within the pod. Alev has collaborated with the internationally celebrated sitarist and composer, Anoushka Shankar over a number of years. In recent days they've been writing and releasing new music which you will hear about towards the end - they make a good team. Have a great listen and please do share the episode to any Alev fans to-be. Links: SA Recordings '3' Album/Sample Library Bundle Spitfire Audio Free The Work WNYC New Sounds Keep track of Alev's creations: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | BandCamp | Facebook excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio. Tracklist: Splendid Soldier Fall Into Me (Roomful of Teeth cover, WNYC Recording from New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival 2017) May The Angels The Chair Aimee Mann The Runner Cigarettes & Blow Bright Eyes (Anoushka Shankar & Alev Lenz) I Am Winter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy