Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orkestra present this deep, dark and passionate debut record entitled 'The Eternal Mystery of the Human Heart', a reference to a Ludwig Wittgenstein quote. This six-track (or "Acts" as they are referred to on the album sleeve) EP is a stunning introduction to a British band who have been earmarked for big things in 2011.
This opening installment precedes the band's first album, 'Take Up Arms', and gives a peering look into what to expect from the epic 12-piece; an angelic voice taking wing above a surging ocean of orchestral sound and intensely dark and passionate songs with a visceral lyrical style. This debut EP tells tales of passion, hurt, murder and love against a horrific, apocalyptic backdrop.
released January 1, 2011
©2009 Dan Shears.
Arranged & Produced by Andrea Adriano & Dan Shears.
Orchestral Arrangements by Adriano, Petherbridge, Shears & Silverston
THE VELVETEEN ORKESTRA:
DAN SHEARS- Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Double Bass, Mellotron, Percussion
ANDREA ADRIANO- Drums, Percussion, Mellotron, Double Bass, Backing Vocals
CJ BURNETT- Piano
ADAM BUSIAKIEWICZ- Accordion
PIERRE CHANQUION- Double Bass (tracks 2, 3)
PAPILON CURLY- Flute
RICHARD HUNT- Guitar (tracks 1, 6)
WILF PETHERBRIDGE- Trumpet
JO SILVERSTON- 'Cello
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