BONNIESONGS – ” Follow Me “

Posted: August 23, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Art As Catharsis is proud to announce the release of Strings, a colourful four-track journey from the mind of Sydney based art-folk virtuoso Bonniesongs.

While drawing subtle influence from Jim Black’s improvised jazz record AlasNoAxis, Bonnie Stewart’s efforts on Strings sit closer to experimental folk. All in all, Strings bears similarities to Joanna Newsom’s fluttering melodies, Cat Power’s more stripped back songs or Carla Kihlstedt’s rich compositions.

Beyond these comparisons, Stewart is also neck-deep in the Australian indie scene – performing with the likes of Emma Davis, Alyx Dennison and many more.

Backed by collaborators Freya Schack-Arnott on Cello and Sascha Bota on Viola, Stewart’s composition dances between conventional and uninhibited. Through challenging modern conventions the Australian folk scene is oft beholden to, Strings in its entirety offers refreshing bursts of complexity and wonder. Stewart’s voice calls as clearly and distinctly as birdsong, while every instrument wonderfully accentuates its surroundings. For lovers of atmosphere, shifts in feeling and distinctively airy vocals, this one is for you.

released August 16th, 2018

Bonnie Stewart: Vocals, effect/loop pedal, guitar, drums
Freya Schack-Arnott: Cello
Sascha Bota: Viola

Bonniesongs is Bonnie Stewart. Strings is a special collaboration with friends Freya and Sascha. Six days after their one-off performance as a trio, they made a recording of their experimental, textural and improvised variations on Bonnie’s songs.

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