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Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
mp3 and booklet included
Track length:4:52
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012020
Track length:4:19
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012030
Track length:5:17
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012040
Track length:1:23
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012050
Track length:3:53
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012060
Track length:4:11
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012070
Track length:3:53
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012080
Track length:3:47
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012090
Track length:1:28
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012100
Track length:4:58
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012110
Track length:3:39
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012120
Track length:4:02
Artist: Beady Belle
Author: Beate Lech
Performer: Beate Lech - leadvocals - vocal arrangements - wurlitzer - arrangements
Lars Horntveth - bass clarinette and flute
Hild Sofie Tafjourd - french horn
Bjørn Lier - electric guitars
Jørn Øien - piano
Tommy Kristiansen - slide guitar - electric and accoustic guitars
Geir Sundstøl - lapsteel - electric and accoustic guitars
David Wallumrød - wurlitzer and organ
Marius Reksjø - accoustic and electric bass - programming
Erik Holm - druns - percussion - programming
Producer: Bedy Belle
Genre: vocal - jazz - crossover
Studio: Beady Belle Home - Buggesroom - Malabar studios
Arranger: Beady Belle
Composer: Beady Belle
ISRC: NOWAJ1012130
Digital booklet Album only

RELEASED ON 30th August 2010 Beate S. Lech, last heard on Jazzland Recordings in the unique offering, "Go' Natt", clearly has been busy, not only in writing and recording this, the 5th Beady Belle album, but in doing something - that indefinable SOMETHING - that somehow manages to make her better than before. Her voice, that truly incredible voice that so impressed fans and critics alike on the group's previous outing, "Belvedere", has become more refined, more resonant, more seductive - more of everything good, in fact. Her range and tone is impeccable, and that honey-smooth voice is infused with smouldering emotional heat. She could sing you the biggest lie you ever heard, and your heart would want to believe every word of it.

Beate's voice is so capable of such enchantment, it's sometimes easy to overlook the superb musical arrangements it gently floats above. Tex Mex elements meet with Cuban percussion rhythms and unexpected horn arrangements ("Come Home", "Runaway Mind", "Turn Back Time"); Softly stumbling chord sequences open up deep twanging baritone guitar reminiscent of Marc Ribot ("Come Home", "Runaway Mind", "Walk On Air"); atmospheric echoes of dub reggae or soul-funk overlap with traces of Steeley Dan ("Bird's-eye View", "Runaway Mind", "Press of Canvas", "Leeway"); occasional glimpses of electronic beats underlay fragmentary horn and piano ("Voyage (Interlude)"); amazingly subtle multilayered vocals create expansive pathways for Beate's remarkable voice to meander purposefully through her sharp observational lyrics (particularly "Diamond in the Rough", "Apple (Interlude)", "Leeway", and "Ambush").

"At Welding Bridge" presents melodically mature music, understated yet powerful stuff, bearing more fruit with each listen. Nothing overstays its welcome, nothing intrudes where it doesn't belong. Hooks abound, yet are never pushed to the point of distraction from the rest of the song. This is assured songwriting, a rare commodity in our modern home studio and strict four-four looping culture. The songs live and breathe, each endowed with more character than many artists manage to convey in a whole album.

The majority of "At Welding Bridge" takes many of the musical conventions of country music, sets up expectation of the predictable country course, only to jump sideways into a purely urban cool jazz style, or have that vibe dissipate in a smoky haze of smooth soul cool ("The Storm", "Ambush"). But Beady Belle have never been purists: The stylistic juxtapositions are done with aplomb, never feeling bolted together, but instead are seamlessly blended, moving confidently across or simultaneously through different genres. The standard country instrumentation, particularly the guitars, shares a common ancestry with the LA sound of the seventies, while the more C&W arrangements echo Ennio Morricone's approach to the genre ("Walk on Air", "Apple (Interlude)"). But this isn't derivative - this is 21st century songwriting, speaking to the 21st century heart.

Beady Belle's approach has been one of steadfast commitment to their sound, gradually evolving, coaxing new elements to blossom that had previously only been hinted at, augmenting it with new elements, creating a consistently strong body of music, each step more confident than the last. To compare this album with "Home", it is easy to hear just how much ground they have covered in just 9 years. Just like its predecessors, "At Welding Bridge" is shot through with genuine warmth, heart, and - yes! - soul. Pure soul! Prepare to be seduced again!

 

Beady Belle:

 

Beate S. Lech - vocals

Marius Reksjø - bass

Erik Holm - drums

 

All compositions, lyrics and arrangements by Beadybelle

About Beady Belle:

Beady Belle is one of the freshest new sounds to come out of the left-of-field music underground of Norway. A collaboration between singer Beate Lech and bassist Marius Reksjo, Beady Belle's debut album *Home* is a sensuous mosaic of sound that draws on the vast libraries of jazz, pop, techno, drums n' bass and ambient to reveal the essence of Beate's stunning live performances yet manages to combine it with the deliberate strategies of her creative musicianship.