Ansley Simpson - Breakwall LP
Label : Independent
Credits : Production, Engineering, Mixing,Drums, Guitar, Synths.
- 2018 Nominated Indigenous Music Awards Best Folk Album
- 2018 Nominated Indigenous Music Awards Best New Artist
Ansley Simpson is an emerging Anishinaabe singer-songwriter from Toronto. A weaver of haunting vocals and poetics, her songs unfold as stories, immersing the listener in vibrant imagery and journeying us through themes of vulnerably, love, and the raw emotion of heartbreak. Ansley is a natural performer, holding audiences with stunning vocals matched by her warm, refined and intricate guitar playing. She also performs in her sister Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's band and was a composer and performer on her new album f(l)ight.
9/10 - Exclaim!
released April 26, 2017
All words by Ansley Simpson.
Music by Ansley Simpson (01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09) and Ansley Simpson & James Bunton (02, 03, 06).
String arrangements by James Bunton (02, 07).
Produced and mixed by James Bunton at The Glen Gordon.
Drums recorded at Dream Date Studio.
Mastered by João Carvalho at João Carvalho Mastering.
The title “A Mixture of Frailties” is taken from the Robertson Davies novel by the same name.
“Kwe (Changing Into Thunderbird)” is in reference to a series of six paintings by Norval Morrisseau called “Man Changing into Thunderbird (1977)”.
The song “The Burnt Lands” was inspired by a Bruce Munro novel by the same name. The line “Trample grass blades at night” is a reference to a poem by Wislawa Szymborska “Among the Multitudes”. Sample of “Drum Song” by The Smoke Trail Singers used with permission.