EBONY BONES IS BACK AFTER A 4 YEAR HIATUS, LOUDER, FEARLESS AND MORE POWERFUL THAN EVER BEFORE!
I first saw London's Ebony Bones perform live at Brooklyn's 'Southpaw' back in 2009 in support of her debut record Bone of My Bones. She was an exceptional performer, fierce, colorful and exuded a punk rock attitude that floored everyone in the place...the audience was thin, but she rocked that gig like a stadium performance a true professional. Apparently in a past life she was a theatre performer and worked in a soap opera until 2005, this woman knows how to work a room and fortunately has the pipes and writing skills to support her steez.
I was wondering what she has been up to over the last few years and was happy to see this new release from this most talented producer/artist.
Ebony Bones grew up in Brixton she was born into a Caribbean family, and spent her childhood working with her father in the market selling vinyl, a fine base that made for her eclectic musical education.
'Behold, a Pale Horse' is a solid gem of a record from start to finish, really...it blew my socks clean off and to be honest that's a lot considering I've not been too impressed with a lot of music out there at the minute (have you noticed a lull in my blog posts...yeah..well....nuff said about that!)
The album is home to 12 tracks and has a super dark and apocalyptic vibe in sound and lyrical content...electronic beats rub shoulders with punk guitar riffs and don't even get me started on the samples!! The Morrissey cover (What Dfference Does It Make) featuring 'The New London Children's Choir' and 'The Warriors' cult classic film soundtrack sample kill!! Got to love this woman!!
The release also sports guest appearances by Mechanical Elephant and The Mumbai Symphony Orchestra....wonderful sounds abound.
The Whole record was produced, written and arranged by Ebony Bones at YRF studios in Mumbai, India.
BUY 'BEHOLD, A PALE HORSE' - HERE!
CHECK OUT THE 'ILLUSION MIX' BY EBONY BONES CREATED FOR THE OKI-NI MIX SERIES. IT'S ALSO HOME TO FOUR TRACKS TAKEN FROM HER NEW RECORD, AS WELL AS SOUNDS FROM DANIEL JOHNSTON, CROOKERS, NIGHTCRAWLERS AND THE CURE, AMONGST SHINING OTHERS...FANTASTIC STUFF!
ILLUSION by Ebony Bones by Oki-Ni on Mixcloud