New Spring Releases
Three new releases from Crammed Discs will be blooming this spring :
MAÏA VIDAL "Spaces ✩ "
After a delightful debut album which won the hearts of fans all across Europe and Japan, young French-American artist MAÏA VIDAL returns this Spring with Spaces ✩, an entrancing new album, full of soaring melodies, arresting lyrics, innovative compositions & daring production.
Spaces ✩ was produced by Maïa Vidal (who also played most instruments, from keyboards & violin to autoharp and clarinet) and Giuliano Cobelli, and mixed in Paris by Yann Arnaud (Air, Phoenix, Cibelle), and in Montreal by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor).
NYNKE comes from Friesland and sings in Frisian, a language with a rich history and a great poetic quality, which is only spoken in the northern part of the Netherlands, and is considered by linguists as being somewhere halfway between English and Dutch.
NYNKE is passionate about all forms of Mediterranean and Latin music, from fado and flamenco to various Latin American traditions. She's created her own "Mediterranean-Frisian" style, inspired by these musical forms she has studied intensively, and sung in her mother tongue. She recorded three albums which became very successful in the Netherlands and earned her both a gold disc, an Edison (the Dutch Music Awards) and a literary prize. She's now teamed up with multiple award-winning Spanish guitarist/producer Javier Limón (Mariza, Buika, Diego el Cigala, Anoushka Shankar) to create this very poetic new album entitled "Alter".
YASMINE HAMDAN "Ya Nass"
YASMINE HAMDAN became known with Soapkills, the duo she founded in Beyrouth, which must have been the first indie/electronic band to appear in the Middle East. The music of Soapkills quickly became the soundtrack to the vibrant, young arts scene which developed in postwar Lebanon, the band gradually acquired an emblematic status and, to this day, Yasmine is considered as an undergound icon throughout the Arab world.
After working with CocoRosie and French electronic music producer Mirwais, she's written and produced this mesmerizing debut solo album in collaboration with Nouvelle Vague mastermind Marc Collin. An elegant, mutant strain of electro folk pop, mysteriously springing from somewhere in the Persian Gulf?… With acoustic guitars, vintage synths, spellbinding atmospheres and Yasmine's multi-faceted, wonderful voice. Yasmine will appear in Jim Jarmusch's upcoming movie, singing a song she wrote for the occasion.