Kelli Ali

Rocking Horse

 

Brand NEW solo album (CD/DL) produced by Max Richter out November 24th on One Little Indian.

Lead Single ‘What To Do’ out November 10th (DL Only)

 

 

Kelli Ali, former lead singer of Sneaker Pimps (‘Becoming X’) is set to release her third solo album, Rocking Horse, on November 24th on One Little Indian Records.  The album was produced by Max Richter (Vashti Bunyan, Composer of The Blue Note Book, Memory House) and recorded over three months this spring in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Pencaitland.

 

A departure from her trip-hop and electronic catalogue, Rocking Horse signals pastures new for Kelli Ali, as focus is placed on whimsical vocal work and sparse arrangements, crafting unique explorations into modern folk, medieval melodies and contemporary classical music.

 

Rocking Horse is a stark abandonment of an electronic past, but this is how it penetrates: Abandoning style for substance, crafting hauntingly ethereal mood pieces adorned by Richter’s richly melodic, textured production skills. This music is timeless, but only is such that time is irrelevant. Medieval and baroque sensibilities playfully combine with dark nu-folk to conjure a haunting tapestry of powerful, modern madrigals.   

 

Utilizing Richter’s classical background, Rocking Horse shimmers with string quartet and flute arrangements, cor anglais and vintage organs, alongside the masterful acoustic guitar playing of Marc Pilley, Richter’s own piano work and Kelli’s endearing vocals.

 

Rocking Horse is influenced by Kelli’s nomadic past, wherein she travelled across California and Mexico after the release of her last solo album, Psychic Cat in 2004. ‘Urique’ was written in a sacred canyon in Mexico after hitching a ride with a meth-addicted truck driver, whilst the title track emerged after a journey through the California wilderness.

 

Soft spoken as it is powerful, dreamy as it is melancholic and enchanting as it is haunting, Rocking Horse marks the beginning of a new Kelli Ali, one influenced by her loves, loses and life experience.

 

Quotes

 

The soundtrack for the greatest sunrise you ever saw.” - Q MUSIC – TRACK OF THE DAY

 

Stunning – It is immense.  A sprawling lament to lost innocence” - WOUND MAGAZINE

 

At its best, ‘Rocking Horse’ plows the noir-ish and poignant depths of candle-lit leftfield folk”. – EXPERIMUSIC.COM

 

Tourdates:

 

Mon November 3 – Madame Jo Jo’s – London (w/Jessie)

Tue November 4 – The Bedford in Balham – London

Fri November 28 – The Hare and Hounds – Birmingham (w/Greg Weeks)  

 

 

 

Kelli Ali

Rocking Horse

 

Brand NEW solo album (CD/DL) produced by Max Richter out November 24th on One Little Indian.

Lead Single ‘What To Do’ out November 10th (DL Only)

 

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“Stunning – It is immense.  A sprawling lament to lost innocence” - WOUND MAGAZINE

 

Tourdates:

 

Mon November 3 – Madame Jo Jo’s – London (w/Jessie)

Tue November 4 – The Bedford in Balham – London

Fri November 28 – The Hare and Hounds – Birmingham (w/Greg Weeks)