Mysteries Unfold

Formats:

  • CD (4 Panel Digipack + SD Download)
  • VINYL (12″, Single, Black, Slipcase w. Printed Inners + SD Download)
  • COMBO (VINYL + CD + SD Download + HD Download)
  • SD Download (16bit/44.1kHz .flac, .mp3)
  • HD Download (24bit/44.1kHz .flac)
Artist: Sophie Tassignon EAN 13 (CD): 5060197762001 Cat. No. (CD): RNR119 EAN 13 (VINYL): 5060197762018 Cat. No. (VINYL): RNR119LP

On her first solo album, Mysteries Unfold, the Belgian-born, Berlin-based vocalist Sophie Tassignon transcends time and language to explore and evoke a stunning panoply of human emotion.

Mysteries Unfold weaves a dazzling sonic tapestry from the varicoloured threads of Tassignon’s versatile and daring voice. Able to grip the listener’s heart with just her emotional expression of a lyric, Tassignon crafts a staggering variety of effects by layering her voice into polyphonic architectures or lush choruses, powerful ensembles or enigmatic atmospheres. Drawing influence from the ancient to the boundary-stretching, she unearths a unifying strain of spiritual longing that underlies the human experience.

Mysteries Unfold presents something entirely new, stark in its elements but limitless in its imaginative possibilities.

This openness shines through Tassignon’s often surprising choice of material for the project. Along with four striking original compositions, the vocalist performs pieces by Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi, country songwriter Dolly Parton, Russian bard Yuliy Chersanovich Kim, and folk-rock band Cowboy Junkies. Harmonies that harken back to Gregorian chants coexist with bold, modern electroacoustic experimentation, primal vocalizations with luxurious melodies, yet all sound of a piece through the vessel of Tassignon’s virtuoso vocals.

Sophie Tassignon : voice, electronics

Mysteries Unfold

1. Gubi Okayannie
2. Jolene
3. Don’t Be So Shy With Me
4. Descending Tide
5. Witches
6. La Nuit
7. Cum Dederit
8. Mysteries Unfold

Tracks 3,4,6 & 8 by Sophie Tassignon (SABAM)
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)

Gubi Okayannie by Kim Yuliy Chersanovich
Jolene by Dolly Rebecca Parton
Published by Apple Velvet Music / Concord Music Publishing
Witches by Michael Timmins & Margo Timmins
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Cum Dederit by Antonio Vivaldi

All songs arranged by Sophie Tassignon, except Jolene arranged by Sophie Tassignon and Anu Junnonen

Recorded by Sophie Tassignon in Berlin, Germany
Mixed by Christian Heck at Tonart Studio, Kerpen, Germany Mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Mastering, Toronto, Canada

Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords : Giacomo Bruzzo

Artwork by ROK

© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2020

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