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glean / Bio

People have been asking, so we figured we'd finally tell (a year later).

Vox/Piano/Production: Brooke Aldridge-Astor (Burning Shakespeare)
Lead Guitar: Rick McCollum (The Afghan Whigs)
Pianos/Production: Jordan Hedlund
Touch Guitar/Bass: Jaanus Damsgard
Additional Production: Felipe Troncoso, Joe Mabbott.
Guests: Emilio China- Violin (Peter Murphy), Maggie DeMonde- Vox (Scarlet Fantastic, Swansway), Angel Bourgouise- Vox (Arcangel), Matt Marshall- Drums (Tripping Icarus)+ Joe Balazs (Vox).



A water-damaged violin weeps as a ghostly orchestra tunes to the key of E. A piano- lost on the bottom of the Atlantic for a century- strikes a shimmering, melancholy note. Above the surface, seagulls scream as boat engines drone steadily.

These are the sounds that haunt EP-1 from glean. Many were recorded on the Belfast dock where the RMS TITANIC was built and launched; others were collected in Eastbourne, where her lead Cellist- who played until she sank- never returned home. Some were created in New York, a stone's throw from Chelsea Pier where the ship should've docked. The last were captured in a structure older than TITANIC herself: the Minneapolis Grain Belt Building, erected in 1891.

The individuals who compiled EP-1 don't matter as much as the fact that the sounds have finally been allowed to breathe. During life's shipwrecks, we hope you'll visit our submarine.


General Info

Band Members
Brooke Aldridge - Vocals, Assorted Guests - Multi-Instrumentalist
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Ambient / Alternative / Chamber Rock

Contact Info

Minneapolis, MN
David Hunt

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