Time Travel is already casting its ethereal spell on the British press, prompting unanimously positive reviews in magazines and broadsheets. Alessi’s Ark (aka Alessi Laurent-Marke) is also included in this month’s MOJO Magazine “Communion Club” feature highlighting the ongoing British folk scene led by million-sellers Mumford & Sons, who have been championing their Communion sister since inviting her to the gatherings several years ago. The devotion of Mumford’s Ben Lovett is such that he produced a special-edition EP in 2009.
Named for Lovett’s nascent Communion Records and the Sunday evening jam-sessions and gigs at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club that spawned it, the Communion collective includes artists like Laura Marling and seeks to promote a talented new generation of London-based songwriters. MOJO’s piece relates Lovett’s sentiments toward the collective, ‘“It’s like exercise for the soul… [a way of] giving something back.’”
Swoons Alessi about her experience, “Ben introduced me to Communion and before long I’d found a full band among the patchwork of people involved with the nights. It felt like stepping into a family.” However Mumford’s Communion community isn’t the only verdant musical scene Laurent-Marke has worked in. In 2009 she spent time in Nebraska with Bright Eyes and Bright Eyes/Monsters of Folk member Mike Mogis, who produced her debut UK album Notes from the Treehouse.
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