très bel album Evan, basse superbe et arrangement, a la guitare rare mais superbe.les cordes ( je crois bien qu'il y a de vrais cordes, un violon au moins;, sinon clavier); son un peu inquietant, profond, très belle batterie et melodie chant superbe, très belle pop. bravo Mr Myall. SUPERBE FOREVER MINE, your pop is superbe.
Evan Myall is the full length debut from LA based singer-songwriter Evan Myall Reiss, who performs and records under the name Evan Myall. Evan has spent the last decade playing guitar, writing songs, and touring the world with Sleepy Sun, as well as writing and recording with Fine Points. Inspired by classic songwriters like Glen Campbell and George Harrison, he set out to make an album of his own songs, informed by timeless sounds as much as the post-modern psych and swirl of his other projects.
Working with producer David Glasebrook and co-producer Nicholas Frances Stein, the trio decamped to Glasebrook’s Bay Area studio and got to work. The resulting album runs a gamut of sounds like the range of human experience—from fuzzed out dirges, to mellow groovers, intimate crooners, and baroque pop wall of sound. In the words of the artist, “We threw all of our colors at the wall; aspiring to make something wondrous. But within the words and melodies, a darkness revealed itself. So we had to learn how to grow and glow in the dark.”
Lyrically, many of the songs are about the space around life and afterlife. The beguilingly charming ‘Winsome Way’ poses the question—what’s so appealing about the afterlife anyway? Album closer ‘To the Sky’ is like a gospel hymn that finds solace in the darkness of the unknown; ‘Thimble Eye’ speaks to loss, and what it means to say goodbye to someone you love. Meanwhile, album centerpiece ‘Forever Mine’ unfurls with the blooming twilight, a shot of color like wildflowers sprouting up from a city sidewalk.
When asked what his hopes are for the album, Evan responded “I hope people will listen to it and be kind to one another"—a fitting sentiment for our times, indeed.
released May 8, 2020
Produced by David Glasebrook and Nicholas Frances Stein
Engineered by David Glasebrook and Nicholas Frances Stein
Recorded in Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA
Mixed by David Glasebrook
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering—Portland, OR
String arrangements by David Glasebrook
Cover photo by Amy Harrity
Design by Yasamine June
All songs by Evan Myall Reiss c 2020 Camp Midnight Publishing BMI, except "Prelude" by Nicholas Frances Stein
Evan Myall Reiss: Vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, hand claps
Nicholas Frances Stein: Backing vocals, casio keyboard, drums, hand claps, mellotron, organ, piano, rhodes, synthesizer
David Glasebrook: Acoustic guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar, lap steel, piano, synthesizer
Owen Kelley: Bass guitar, electric guitar, piano
Graham Patzner: Violin, viola
Raphi Gottesman: Drums
Kyle Kelly-Yahner: Drums
Matt Kelly: Pedal steel
Yasamine June: Backing vocals
Hannah Moriah: Backing vocals
Mickle Nguyen: Hand claps
Evan Myall is the solo project from LA based singer-songwriter Evan Myall Reiss. After spending the last decade playing
guitar, writing songs, and touring the world with Sleepy Sun, he set out to write and record his own songs, informed by timeless sounds as much as by the psych and swirl of his past....more
Psychedelic Rock reminiscent of early Catherine Wheel and Ride - not a bad thing. Quality musicianship and great use of spoken word sample on You Had It All - possibly Terence McKenna? Update - sample is Alan Watts - thanks to the Angry Arab for putting me right! RIYL Superfjord, Sundial circa 'Other Way Out' and the above. kooper66