‘Pulse’ - a new album from CampbellGray - where Mari Boine meets Martyn Bennett!
Pulse' is a collaboration between multi-award winning musician and composer Mairi Campbell and sound engineer/producer David Gray of Sound Cafe Studios.
Campbell's ancient and improvisatory approach with Gray's modern/electronic music, give it a sound that is both worldly and new.
Mairi's reputation as an influential Scottish musician has grown steadily throughout her career. In 2008 she was awarded the Live Ireland Music Award for 'Best Female Musician of the Year', Scots Singer of the Year as well as the award for 'Best Composition of the Year'. Her voice shot to fame when, in 2008, her version of Auld Lang Syne (with David Francis) was used in the soundtrack for Blockbuster movie 'Sex and The City'.
Her expanding versatility and powerful originality on this album, introduces the listener to one of Scotland’s most accomplished and courageous musicians.
What they’ve said:
'Campbell's voice can stop the clock' - Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman.
'Mairi is a remarkable musician- an artist whose work transfigures consciousness'
– Alastair McIntosh, Author of 'Soil and Soul'.
Dave Gray founded the Sound Cafe Recording Studio in 1990. Numerous artists have recorded there, including David Rotheray (Beautiful South), Brian Kellock, Kathryn Williams, the Dirty Beggars and Vashti Bunyan, to name but a few. Gray has collaborated with various producers including Robin Jones of the Beta Band and Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly on the critically acclaimed ‘Flashman’ album. As well as an accomplished engineer and programmer, Gray continues to perform with the eclectic Kings of Cheeze .
By combining their considerable talents, Campbell and Gray have achieved a sound that will draw any listener in. Campbell's profound ease with her instruments, viola and voice, and her natural and deep connection with her roots weave together with Gray's beautifully spacious, empathic accompaniments and unwavering sense of rhythm.
‘Pulse’ is due for release in September 2014. For more info please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org