Rachel Sermanni Dreamer Awake

Release date:
November 3, 2023
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Beguiling fifth album by acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter on Navigator Records (Katherine Priddy, Kitty Macfarlane, Sam Kelly) Hailing from the Scottish highlands, Sermanni is an enchanting singer-songwriter, whose performance and lyrics draw from a deep well of mysticism, dreams, nature and the simple-complex experience of being human; a contemporary folk musician influenced by a wealth of genres including jazz, rock, old-time and traditional. 'Dreamer Awake,' was recorded at Middle Farm Studios, Devon with co-producer, Peter Miles. Recording live to tape with people that, "most of the time, are jazz improvisers," the sessions were conducted with an almost Lynchian approach, with Sermanni choosing "to flow through [the experience] like a dream". Channelling the metamorphic experience of becoming a mother, and processing the demise of a long-term relationship, Sermanni dove deep into her psyche and returned with songs that have a sharpness, an acuity of feeling, and that capture the fluidity of our mind and the depth of our emotional experience. Rightly described by critics as a "Folk noir gem" (MOJO), "Stately, poetic" (CLASH) and "Folk of the Highest Order" (Time Out), Rachel Sermanni has been making music for over a decade and has developed her artistic voice over her many releases, each time pushing boundaries and experimenting with different musical textures. Rachel Sermanni has toured the globe, played alongside artists such as Mumford & Sons, Fink, Ron Sexsmith, John Grant, The Staves, Karine Polwart, The Maes and many more at venues and festivals all over, most recently playing with Charlie Cunningham. 1. Dreamer Awake 2. Choosing Me 3. Jacob 4. Grace Of Autumn Gold 5. True Love Lets Go 6. In Her Place 7. Big Desire 8. Liminal 9. Death Mermaids 10. Killer Line 11. Looking Around

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