Not Alone

by Julia Biel

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about

Largely comprising songs co-written with folk-jazz guitarist Jonny Phillips, this is Julia Biel's critically acclaimed debut album release. The original edition was released on Rokit Records in 2005.



'Soul-bearing songs of great beauty from the best British vocalist to emerge in an age...' THE INDEPENDENT

'a voice of supreme subtlety and honeyed depth. Her mesmerizing voice and magnetic stage presence should encourage many to follow where she leads... about to hit the big time'.... THE GUARDIAN

'Just occasionally, one has the chance to catch an artist on the verge of a breakthrough. Those of us who watched Norah Jones on her first UK date at a small Soho club could not have known that within a few months her voice would assail us from every radio in the land. But it was clear that there was something special about her... Julia Biel could be in line for a similarly meteoric rise.' ....THE INDEPENDENT (****review of London gig)

‘the gorgeous-voiced Biel sings affecting, original compositions which occasionally recall Bjork and Joanna Newsom.’ .... THE EVENING STANDARD

'The real Biel... she's content to let melody and lyrics do the talking for her. Not only is her voice warm and natural, but nothing sounds forced and she's convincing. Which, of course, is a sure sign of genuine talent.' .... THE OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY **** review

‘Despite critical attempts to compare her with everyone from Norah Jones to Bjork, Julia Biel has her own style… striking and original and also formidably accurate in both pitch and rhythm and beautifully controlled’ ....THE OBSERVER

credits

released April 25, 2011

Album produced by Julia Biel, Jonny Phillips & Idris Rahman


Recording musicians (and band members*):

Julia Biel: vocals, songwriter, cavaqinho
Jonny Phillips: guitars, co-composer
Idris Rahman: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet
Ben Davis: cello
Tom Herbert*: double bass
Sebastian Rochford: drums

(*live gigs were covered by Jasper Hoiby on double bass)


Guest recording musicians:

Dorian Ford: piano (trk 9)
Adriano Adewale Itauna: percussion (trks 1,4,6,8)
Dan Hewson: rhodes (trk 2)
Vicky Fiefeld: violin (trks 3,4)
John Greswell: viola (trk 3)

tracks 1,3, 6 recorded at Sonica Studios, Brixton
all other tracks plus additional production on track 1 recorded at Oscar's Palace

tracks 1,2,5,6,7,8,10 mixed by Julia Biel
track 3 mixed by Asa Bennett
tracks 4,9 mixed by Robert Harder

all tracks mastered by Robert Harder


cover artwork by Yann Binet
photography by Julian Burdock
illustration on cover by Staffan Gnosspelius

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