Friday, November 11, 2011

Alessi’s Ark Time Travel Review and Giveaway!

20 yr. old folk and style siren Alessi’s Ark released her first full length US album Time Travel on September 27th 2011.

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.
My Take
Alessi’s Ark has a beautiful, nightingale voice that is sweet and haunting that goes well with the soft folk songs she sings.
I've been watching A LOT of Grey's Anatomy as of late and the WHOLE Time Travel album strikes me as a perfect match for the soundtrack of Grey's Anatomy, so if you like those songs you'll enjoy Time Travel!
You can click here to get a preview of all the songs on the album!
My Favorite was the pretty piano piece "The Fever"

To Enter : Go check out Alessi's Ark Youtube page here and tell me which video you enjoy the most!

~The Prize~
Alessi’s Ark Time Travel Album

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Thanks to SneakAttack Media for providing the materials for this giveaway!

Open to US and Canada residents only please. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm CST Sunday November 20th. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator Monday November 21st and announced that same day before noon CST. The winner will be notified by email and required to claim the win within 48 hours. Your name and address will be needed to get the prize to you.

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