I am very happy to share with you the news about my new album ‘Babylon. I
have been working on the album for the past two years and the whole process
of creation took me through the most incredible journey and brought the
most wonderful people into my life.
The name ‘Babylon’ was chosen as a reference to the history, to the past
where the Babylon region progressed to the most advanced level during various
periods, developing culture, art, science, architecture, commerce and other
disciplines, but unfortunately it kept being attacked and finally was
destroyed. All the wonders of the Hanging Gardens, which were proclaimed to
be one of the seven wonders of the world, the reputation of the region as
the highest centre of learning and scientific advancement as well as a highly
successful commercial centre, were demolished.
I hope that by drawing my attention to the past, people will become more
aware of the processes that we are going through in our society today.
I am immensely grateful to those who made the whole process possible:
The executive producer of the album, the sound engineer Nigel Heath
(two-time BAFTA winner and six-time Emmy nominee, who worked on the projects for Paul
McCartney, Brian Eno, Bjork and contributed to the sounds on Harry Porter
and Downtown Abbey to name a few).
My longstanding music producer Hayden Parsey whose collaborations include work with Mick Jones, Pink Floyd, the ICA and the Victoria Miro Gallery.
Incredible sound engineers: Billy Halliday and pre-mastering engineers Brad
Rees and James Ryan, mastering engineer Cicely Balston at the award winning
AIR Studios, London (home of recordings of Adele and Steve Reich, Liam
Gallagher as well as music for the films the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Life of Pi to name just a few).
The piano which was used for the recording is a Steinway Concert Grand
(which according to the rumours used to belong to my great grand uncle
Vladimir Horowitz, but those haven't been confirmed) with the sound that I
really like, old and soulful like old American Steinways could be. Sleeper Sounds studio, owned by Guy Chambers, where I recorded the project,
provided an intimate and personal feel that was simply beautiful.
The main picture was taken by the celebrity photographer Maurice Sparrow
and the design of the album was created by the Italian artist Stefano Terranova.
Finally the dress was specially made by the award-winning designer José
I am very grateful to my team and many other people, friends and colleagues,
who supported me on this journey.
The official worldwide release is scheduled for 23rd March 2018. To thank my extra dedicated, core fans for their loyalty over the years, I am offering them the chance to acquire the album early by releasing 300 copies before it is available commercially, as a special festive thank you to my audience!
If you’d like to purchase the album, please let me know if you would prefer it to be signed and to whom. In the light of the festive period, we have made various purchasing options available if you wish to give the album as a gift to your friends and family.
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