From the in-between comes the first record for Canadian singer and songwriter Camille Delean. Ten songs recorded in England and Canada, in collaboration with London’s Ben Walker (Josienne Clarke) and Montreal’s Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse, Bell Orchestre, the Luyas).
The record features musicians from both sides of the Atlantic who have never met, but a clear and unwavering vision lends it cohesion. Together they create a three-dimensional sound, floating from intimate textures to open air, a distant horizon. Restrained rhythms, ankle-deep piano, weaving guitars. Wind-riding vocals navigate, pedal steel and violin hover. The music is deliberately subtle; firmly rooted in traditional song, but unafraid to veer off the trodden path.
Trails is Allie O’Manique, a young, prolific songwriter from Ottawa, Canada who weaves reverb-laden guitars through layers of smoky alto vocals. Trails’ live performances draw the room into a psychedelic haze, looping vocals and guitars while channeling artists such as Mazzy Star and Beach House.
Special Solace: (Ott)