Track List : Sharp Swords Flip Side San Diego Reds + Blues Ecuador In Passing Wrecked Tangles Neurotic A Long Winter Ce soir
Wrecked Tangles and Love Knots
Wrecked Tangles and Love Knots (WTALK) was in early production when Ariane rolled her car at highway speed just outside Regina Saskatchewan. Finally, almost 3 years after starting the project, the final results are personal and intimate. Perfect for a chilly autumn day or a cold winter’s night, this introspective and “sans pudeurs” album is her first full-length English release.
Listening to the album evokes Lemire in a coffee shop, where she sits across from you and gently entreats, commiserates, and elucidates on life and love while her band wittily confer in the language of folk and jazz. The music is given flesh by eminent Edmonton musicians, but the soul is clearly Lemire's: her songs are thoughtful in their playfulness and jovial in their sincerity. You can hear her laughter in the deepest of blues. The album explores the intimacies of relationships, the details of every day life, heart breaking, and heart mending.
If nature, time and patience are the three great physicians, they are not only the healers of people, but also bring strength and vibrancy to music. Ariane waits with bated breath to show you something born of love, healing, and most of all, patient perseverance.
Produced by Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire and Cam Boyce
Featuring : Cam Boyce - Violin, guitar, bass, piano Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire - Guitar and vocals Mike Lent - Bass Jason Kodie - Accordion and piano Allan Harding - Tenor guitar on Ecuador Daniel Carrier - Lead guitar on Flip Side Lyle Molzan - Drums and percussion Ian Morris - Drums on In Passing Nathan Burns - Dobro
Photography: Caitlin Audrey Design and layout: A. M. Lemire