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Julia Shapiro - Perfect Version
Tracklist
A1Natural
A2Parking Lot
A3Shape
A4Tired
A5Harder To Do
B1Around The Block
B2A Couple Highs
B3Perfect Version
B4I Lied
B5Empty Cup

Julia Shapiro
Perfect Version

Hardly Art | Item No: 656098
Vinyl LP | 2019 / EU – Original | New
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Als Julia Shapiro im April 2018 von einer abgesagten Chastity Belt-Tour nach Hause flog, fühlte sich alles in ihrem Leben außer Kontrolle geraten an. Sie hatte Gesundheitsprobleme, war frisch aus einer Beziehung heraus und fand sich inmitten einer existenziellen Krise. "Ich habe wirklich gekämpft; ich war wirklich deprimiert. Ich fühlte mich, als könnte ich nicht singen oder ein Mensch sein", erinnert sich Shapiro. "Zu diesem Zeitpunkt konnte ich mir nicht einmal vorstellen, wieder eine Show zu spielen, ich war so darüber hinweg." Sie kehrte in ihre Einzimmerwohnung in Seattle zurück und entschied sich zu lernen, ihre Musik komplett allein aufzunehmen und zu mischen, und aus der Ungewissheit über die Zukunft ihrer Musikkarriere heraus begann sie, genau das zu tun. Was sie in zehn Songs auf ihrem Solo-Debüt "Perfect Version" für Hardly Art geschaffen hat, ist eine intime und wunderschöne, selbstbewusste Auseinandersetzung mit dem Gefühl, sich in dem Leben, das du für dich selbst geschaffen hast, verloren zu fühlen. Es ist ein Album mit schimmernden Gitarren und mehrschichtigem Gesang, das sich in der emotionalen Tiefe, die es vermittelt, enorm anfühlt und meisterhaft in der Art und Weise, wie jeder Song gestaltet und aufgenommen wurde. Ihre perfektionistischen Qualitäten schaffen ein Album, das in winzigen lyrischen Momenten und akribischen Gitarrenparts brilliert. "Als der Rest meines Lebens außer Kontrolle geriet, fühlte ich mich, als wäre dies meine Chance, alles unter Kontrolle zu haben", sagt Shapiro. Sie spielt alle Instrumente (bis auf ein Trompeten-Solo von Darren Hanlon und die Gastgeige von Annie Truscott) und nachdem sie die erste Charge von vier Songs im Vault Studio mit Ian LeSage aufgenommen und gemischt hatte, beschloss sie, die letzten sechs Tracks allein in ihrer Wohnung aufzunehmen, später Drums im Studio hinzuzufügen und mit Hilfe ihrer Freundin David Hrivnak zu lernen, die Songs zu mischen. "Perfect Version" ist eine vollständig realisierte Vision von einem begabten Songwriter, der eine intimere Stimme findet. [ENG] When Julia Shapiro flew home from a cancelled Chastity Belt tour in April 2018, everything in her life felt out of control. Dealing with health issues, freshly out of a relationship, and in the middle of an existential crisis, she realized halfway through a tour supporting her band's third album I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone that she was going through too much to continue. "I was really struggling; I was really depressed. I felt like I couldn't sing or be a person," Shapiro recalls. "At that point I couldn't even imagine playing a show again, I was so over it." Returning home to a newly empty Seattle one-bedroom apartment, Shapiro had wanted for a long time to learn how to record and mix her own music, and out of the uncertainty of the future of her music career and her health, she began to record the songs that would become Perfect Version, her solo debut for Hardly Art. What she created in the space of ten songs is an intimate and beautifully self-aware examination of feeling lost in the life you've created for yourself. It's an album of shimmering guitars and layered vocals that feels vast in the emotional depth it conveys and masterful in the way each song is intentionally crafted and recorded. Over the course of a tumultuous year of trying to find stability amidst depression and surgery, Shapiro ultimately rediscovered the parts of music that she loved through the process. Her perfectionist qualities create an album that shines in tiny lyrical moments and meticulous guitar parts. "When the rest of my life felt out of control, I felt like this was my chance to be in control of everything," says Shapiro. She plays all the instruments (save for a mouth trumpet solo by Darren Hanlon and guest violin by Annie Truscott) and after recording and mixing the first batch of four songs at the Vault studio with Ian LeSage decided to record the final six tracks alone in her apartment, adding drums in the studio later and learning to mix them with the help of her friend David Hrivnak. Perfect Version is a fully realized vision from a gifted songwriter finding a more intimate voice. "So what comes next?" she questions on the album closer "Empty Cup" which explores the quiet satisfaction of being alone with yourself and creating a blank slate. "A lasting sense of self," she concludes.
Item Details
Item No:656098
Artist:Julia Shapiro
Titel:Perfect Version
Label:Hardly Art
Katalog-Nr:HARLP 114 
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2019
Genre:Rock / Indie
Style:Indierock / Alternative
Available since:26.06.2019
Condition:New
Price: 18,99 € 18,04 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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