Wake The Ancient EP

by Anna Kissell & The Unsung Chorus

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Anna writes:

'I never planned to write songs, but they insisted. The songs on 'Wake The Ancient' shaped themselves slowly over a stretch of time, appearing in dreams and in the gaps between washing up and putting children to bed. Songs tell the future. They know, very well, what we cannot yet see or understand. These songs have shaped me and go on re-shaping me. I am grateful to each of them.'

'Wake The Ancient' is Anna Kissell's first release and features a fine cast of Bristol musicians whose instruments and voices make up 'The Unsung Chorus'. Co-produced with Ruth Gordon at Bare Bones Studio (www.thebarebonescollective.com), the whole EP was recorded live to tape embracing the creak and the crunch of real people playing music together in one room.


released February 26, 2017

Anna Kissell: voice, guitar, violin
Ruth Gordon: voice, banjo
Sarah Ricketts: double bass (tracks 1, 4. 5 +6)
Rory Smith: double bass (tracks 2 +3)
Alan Taylor: double bass
Gary Rendle: drums

All tracks written by Anna Kissell
Recorded and produced at Bare Bones Studios, Bristol
Mastered by Ill Spectre Productions

Artwork by Zsuzsa Galos
Layout + design by Anna Kissell

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Anna Kissell Bristol, UK

Anna Kissell is a singer songwriter whose music marries a tender openness with a fierce soul. Hushed and dark, her folk-lullabies unfold slowly with melodies that linger long after the song’s end.

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