If Music presents: By the sea... and other solitary places
by Annabel (lee)

— Released 27th April 2015 on IF Music

The power of peace. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem of untimely death, Annabel (lee) muses on the refrain “in a kingdom by the sea...” as she whispers from beneath the currents, “I shall never leave you”. The duo project, from Annabel (lee) and Richard E, invokes the haunting classicism of Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, intermingled with the quiet folklore of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, tipped with the jazz stylings of Miles Davis and Billie Holiday.

Annabel a...

The power of peace. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem of untimely death, Annabel (lee) muses on the refrain “in a kingdom by the sea...” as she whispers from beneath the currents, “I shall never leave you”. The duo project, from Annabel (lee) and Richard E, invokes the haunting classicism of Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, intermingled with the quiet folklore of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, tipped with the jazz stylings of Miles Davis and Billie Holiday.

Annabel and Richard met despite being divided by the Atlantic Ocean. She, a New York-based vocalist, was searching for a way out of the madness of monotony, singing jazz and cabaret standards by numbers. He, a London-based Yorkshire-man, was a highly respected though discontented dance music arranger/producer who knew it was only a matter of time before he would chance upon the river of uncharted waters. She no longer suppressed her enduring appreciation for English prose and poetry (as a child, she would spend countless days in a dreamlike state, memorising and reciting classics to anyone who would listen, often quietly to herself), and it was that love and ability to best express herself via her own poetic writings, combined with her vocal prowess, that allowed Annabel to creatively break free. His admiration for all things William Blake (in addition to similar artistic forms of Romanticism), combined with production and arrangement skills, paved the way for a distinct and definitive project of endless possibilities.

Finding one's true voice can take what feels like centuries, although well worth the wait. Is it more appropriate for jazz, classical, folk, or some mysterious type of cabaret? The answer lies perhaps somewhere in their midst. From the layers of the symphonic to the intimacies of the acoustic, Annabel (lee) suffuses all with ethereal magic.

All Music & Lyrics by Annabel (lee) & Richard E except:

INVISIBLE BARRIERS 
Music: Asier Leatxe Ibañez d'Opakoa, Mikel Andonegi
Additional Effects: Richard E

BELIEVE
Music: Henry Mancini, Richard E

MY HOMELAND
Poem: K. Lamarr

ALONE
Poem: Edgar A. Poe

If Music presents: By the sea... and other solitary places
by Annabel (lee)

— Released 27th April 2015 on IF Music

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Tracklist

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  1. 1
    Breathe Us
  2. 2
    I Will Lead Us
  3. 3
    Believe
  4. 4
    My Homeland
  5. 5
    Invisible Barriers
  6. 6
    Find Me
  7. 7
    Could It Be The Siren Loves?
  8. 8
    Alone
  9. 9
    (1849)
  10. 10
    Suki Desu
  11.  
    Play All (10)
  1. 1
    Breathe Us
  2. 2
    I Will Lead Us
  3. 3
    Believe
  4. 4
    My Homeland
  5. 5
    Invisible Barriers
  6. 6
    Find Me
  7. 7
    Could It Be The Siren Loves?
  8. 8
    Alone
  9. 9
    (1849)
  10. 10
    Suki Desu
  11.  
    Play All (10)
  1. 1
    Breathe Us
  2. 2
    I Will Lead Us
  3. 3
    Believe
  4. 4
    My Homeland
  5. 5
    Invisible Barriers
  6. 6
    Find Me
  7. 7
    Could It Be The Siren Loves?
  8. 8
    Alone
  9. 9
    (1849)
  10. 10
    Suki Desu
  11.  
    Play All (10)
  1. 1
    Breathe Us
  2. 2
    I Will Lead Us
  3. 3
    Believe
  4. 4
    My Homeland
  5. 5
    Invisible Barriers
  6. 6
    Find Me
  7. 7
    Could It Be The Siren Loves?
  8. 8
    Alone
  9. 9
    (1849)
  10. 10
    Suki Desu
  11.  
    Play All (10)
  1. 1
    Breathe Us
  2. 2
    I Will Lead Us
  3. 3
    Believe
  4. 4
    My Homeland
  5. 5
    Invisible Barriers
  6. 6
    Find Me
  7. 7
    Could It Be The Siren Loves?
  8. 8
    Alone
  9. 9
    (1849)
  10. 10
    Suki Desu
  11.  
    Play All (10)

The power of peace. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem of untimely death, Annabel (lee) muses on the refrain “in a kingdom by the sea...” as she whispers from beneath the currents, “I shall never leave you”. The duo project, from Annabel (lee) and Richard E, invokes the haunting classicism of Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, intermingled with the quiet folklore of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, tipped with the jazz stylings of Miles Davis and Billie Holiday.

Annabel a...

The power of peace. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem of untimely death, Annabel (lee) muses on the refrain “in a kingdom by the sea...” as she whispers from beneath the currents, “I shall never leave you”. The duo project, from Annabel (lee) and Richard E, invokes the haunting classicism of Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, intermingled with the quiet folklore of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, tipped with the jazz stylings of Miles Davis and Billie Holiday.

Annabel and Richard met despite being divided by the Atlantic Ocean. She, a New York-based vocalist, was searching for a way out of the madness of monotony, singing jazz and cabaret standards by numbers. He, a London-based Yorkshire-man, was a highly respected though discontented dance music arranger/producer who knew it was only a matter of time before he would chance upon the river of uncharted waters. She no longer suppressed her enduring appreciation for English prose and poetry (as a child, she would spend countless days in a dreamlike state, memorising and reciting classics to anyone who would listen, often quietly to herself), and it was that love and ability to best express herself via her own poetic writings, combined with her vocal prowess, that allowed Annabel to creatively break free. His admiration for all things William Blake (in addition to similar artistic forms of Romanticism), combined with production and arrangement skills, paved the way for a distinct and definitive project of endless possibilities.

Finding one's true voice can take what feels like centuries, although well worth the wait. Is it more appropriate for jazz, classical, folk, or some mysterious type of cabaret? The answer lies perhaps somewhere in their midst. From the layers of the symphonic to the intimacies of the acoustic, Annabel (lee) suffuses all with ethereal magic.

All Music & Lyrics by Annabel (lee) & Richard E except:

INVISIBLE BARRIERS 
Music: Asier Leatxe Ibañez d'Opakoa, Mikel Andonegi
Additional Effects: Richard E

BELIEVE
Music: Henry Mancini, Richard E

MY HOMELAND
Poem: K. Lamarr

ALONE
Poem: Edgar A. Poe