studio album from Edie Brickell and Harper
Simon with contributions from Sean Lennon, Martha
Wainwright, Joan As Police Woman, Money Mark, Cibo Matto
and many more.
Simon and Edie Brickell have written
and collaborated casually during their many years of friendship
– Brickell is married to Harper’s father, Paul
Simon. Yet in the last two years that collaboration has
become more formalized thanks to a series of recording session
in New York City with several friends including Sean Lennon
and Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto). Naming themselves
The Heavy Circles, the two will release their
debut recording in Ireland on April 4th.
ago Simon had an idea to invite Brickell to join him in the studio
with several of his friends. Placing her in a different recording
environment might, he thought, be inspiring creatively and result
in magic. With this in mind, Simon arranged a session—many
friends and colleagues joined in. The list was lengthy: Lennon,
Honda, Martha Wainwright, drummer Matt Johnson (Rufus Wainwright,
Jeff Buckley), string arranger Joan Wasser (Rufus Wainwright),
Inara George (the Bird and the Bee), Money Mark, Miho Hatori (Cibo
Matto), Elysian Fields’ Jennifer Charles and Orin Bloedow,
and Theremin player Pamelia Kurstin.
Heavy Circles shine a new light on Brickell’s vocals
and lyrics—stylishly different from her critically acclaimed
time with her solo projects and the New Bohemians. For Simon,
this group spotlights his blossoming song writing talents and
natural ability to produce. The album is co-produced by Harper
Simon and Bryce Goggin.
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