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 Post subject: Ellis Island
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:06 pm 
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https://www.facebook.com/Ellisislandalbum/

Nick is set to feature on the debut album from Ellis Island, a project from Natalie Kocab & Michaela Polakova, due for release in April of this year.
From Nick: "Some time before Xmas 2015 I completed work on "Ellis Island", Natalie Kocab and Michaela Polakova's incredible project.
Both supreme talents in their own rights, the album they have created together is a timeless, dark masterpiece. I contributed some of my best ever playing to seven tracks. It was hard to stop playing once I started, the madness of last year eventually drew me back out of it, but I would have happily rebuilt home inside this music.
A beautiful and shocking record. I can't wait for you to hear it. Thank you Michaela and Natalie for allowing me to be a part of it."

He is set to appear on seven tracks. He has spoke very highly of this project in the past on FB. Looking forward to hearing what it sounds like.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Dear god I want to hear this! Is there an actual release date, or is it "someday" like so many of the projects Nick's contributed to? :(

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Permanent Starlight wrote:
Dear god I want to hear this! Is there an actual release date, or is it "someday" like so many of the projects Nick's contributed to? :(


Scheduled for April 2016, but i've not seen an actual date as of yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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That sounds intense! Thanks for the update JC!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Nick's intro makes me look forward to this.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Album was mixed last week, still scheduled for release in April, via download & physical CD's.
Also, Nick is planing on joining them for some live dates in September. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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This is set to be released on August 29.
Video for first single is out soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2smF9WUu5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tdveuuAORY

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Official song:
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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Thethirdreunion wrote:


This is fantastic.
Great vocals, sounds a bit Kate Bush crossed with Exene Cervenka.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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...that moment at 2:08 where you're like "HOLY **** THAT'S NICK MCCABE!!!"

I was hoping this would sound more dream-poppy and less gothy, but I'll take it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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From Nick's FB:
A beautiful blazing day of sunshine here - so here's something from the depths of bleakest winter.
From Natalie Kocab and Michaela Polakova's imminent album "Ellis Island" "Zadnej kod" is a reworking of a Czech poet's lines that could be about death or separation or... I never did get to the bottom of it. Known to me simply as "Czech Song" until recently.
Featuring Natalie's (17?) year old brother, Michael Kocab on the sticks - a monster in the making.
Diverse shades of brilliance on this album. I'm very proud of my work on it also.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Another new one.
Album is out Friday, not sure if available for DL in the US as of yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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I don't like her voice.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Having listened a couple of times, it sounds like a grower. Love the Ellis Island>Social Affair>Zadnej kod section. I can totally hear Amelia singing on it. Seems to share the same mood-atmosphere-headspace as Black Sub to me

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Not available in the states yet. Am itching to hear this, what I've heard thus far has been astoundingly great.
Her vocal reminds me of Nadine Shah.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Just received this in the US today. Fantastic album. Very dark & bleak at times with some hope & light dashed in.
Social Affair is a stand out thus far, great guitar work from Nick on that.
Love the dueting vocals on Carry On. the musical arrangements are flawless, Michaela really nails it down. Very rich mix.
Recommended.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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ANorthernSoul wrote:
Seems to share the same mood-atmosphere-headspace as Black Sub to me


I felt that too, as New Shores is an album I have difficulty listening to during daytime. To me, it's a "night" album -- one that needs to be listened to at night in the headphones with the lights off to reveal its full magic. And this was the same. I haven't got this album yet, but the three songs on YouTube that didn't affect me in the daylight (to be fair: when I was distracted at work), really grabbed my attention at home at night with the lights off, and I've been playing them constantly ever since.

There's a lot of lyrical similarity between Black Subs and this, too -- "Under Water" especially, where if I remember correctly she even says "new shores" in a line.

Good call on Kate Bush and Exene Cervenka – doesn’t sound like either one individually, but like a mix of both – or at least what we think of instinctively when we hear the names “Kate Bush” (emotional piano-based singing) and “Exene Cervenka” (scratchy, unhinged punk and spoken-word integrity), if that makes any sense …

Also makes me think of Ute Lemper -- but thankfully minus Lemper’s annoying histrionics from recent times, more like her Berlin Cabaret songs era:

https://youtu.be/63ej-m1dEJU

Actually, .. now that I think about it, this really does sound like a low cabaret album. Not the music that the musicians play during the cabaret show, but what they play for themselves after the show to console themselves when it’s dark and dingy and the crowds are gone. Very cool.

I'll be buying it for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Doesn't look like this one's been posted yet.
The whole interview is well worth a watching, but from about 1:26 onwards will be of particular interest ...

https://youtu.be/tvi2x0l9p5c

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 Post subject: Re: Ellis Island
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Official video for "Under Water" up now on YouTube.
Check it out -- great stuff. Captures the mood of the song perfectly.

https://youtu.be/omx-6V6hbk8

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