Musictrade release MT025
Released: August 4, 2010
24bit / 44.1 kHz lossless FLAC encoding
Includes hi-res cover artwork.
Compositions, instruments and production: Joanne Gabriel
Texts: Joanne Gabriel (kindly revised by Geronimodeleon)
Mastering and artwork: Doc
Desert photo: Ji-Elle (CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adrar-Reg_%283%29.JPG)
Joanne thanks: Doc, Geronimodeleon, KraftiM, Softspace, Alex, Mantra & Mojo
Joanne Gabriel is a guitarist and experimental music maker from Herbeuval, France. This is how Joanne describes her musical inspiration: "I have visions of remote soundscapes. Contemplation and dreams are my muses, nightmares and inner unrest feed my inspiration. I like when noise and ethereal meet and melt. I enjoy dirty mixes and weird effects. Mistakes are part of my work, unexpected outcome is my purpose. I love wandering in the world of sound, going astray for the sake of sheer emotion."
'Almighty' is Joanne's debut album on Musictrade. It is a bold, experimental work arising from a cosmic, visionary dream she had a long time ago. The dream was about our Planet Earth, and the story of the dream is recaptured in the accompanying text with a dedicated chapter for each song.
Released under Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.
1 The Planet 7:01
2 The Machine 7:08
3 Air 8:38
4 Water 6:12
5 Life 4:59
6 Architecture 6:35
7. Hopeless Humankind 5:33
8. The Human Brain 15:01
9. The Natives 4:46
10. Departure 7:09
total duration 73:02
Foreword by Joanne Gabriel :
This story comes from a dream I had a very long time ago.
A dream that was like a movie which played from beginning to end;
a dream in which I was both a spectator, and the protagonist (as is typical of dreams...).
I remember waking up stunned from this dream, like I had really lived this experience.
I was amazed!
This dream came to me in a time in which a spiritual approach to life and important matters was food for my thoughts:
-How could I be a better person?
-What could I do to help things change around me?
These were typical questions for me.
Though the context of the dream was very symbolic,
I couldn't help but think about the response we would have if we were asked this question:
"What would you do if you were almighty?"
You know, similar to the three wishes story...
What would come to our mind first?
What do we deeply wish for?
I don't know what my answer to this question would have been (at that time) while conscious,
but this was the response given by my Unconscious...
A response which, made me thoughtful for years, and inspired this project...