Bells Atlas - The Mystic

Bells Atlas

The Mystic

Release date: April 19, 2019
Bells Atlas’ latest offering the mystic digs further into their soulful buoyancy to explore both sound and storytelling. Sandra Lawson-Ndu, Douglas Stuart, Geneva Harrison, and Derek Barber stumbled upon a new process for songwriting-- of which included sampling grainy phone recordings of the band's drummer -- that elevates Bells Atlas’ already unique approach to psychedelic R&B. The spontaneity of the mystic’s creative process results in a raw, cosmic sound that is mirrored in its lyrics. The record is a sci-fi fantasy of two first-generation Nigerian American women coming to terms with a mental health diagnosis, and at the same time, a very universal exploration of how we make sense of reality. “It’s about a truth seeker and a skeptic trying to make sense of what’s mystical and what’s clinical,” frontwoman Sandra Lawson-Ndu says. The listener is made to consider the possibility of magic. Is it possible, for instance, that someone who navigates the world differently may have a deeper understanding of the universe? The mystic is a spectrum of deep emotionality, impulse, and even humour; a tool to explore the full dimension of our reality.

Tracklist:
  • 1. Hazelwood
  • 2. Rogue Dream
  • 3. The Khamsa
  • 4. We've Been Here Before
  • 5. Belly
  • 6. Downpour
  • 7. The Mystic
  • 8. First Gen Pisces
  • 9. Na Change / See Clear
  • 10. Final Ceiling
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19 April 2019 / More records

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