chantal acda Bounce Back (CD, £12.50)label: glitterhouse
Chantal Acda released her first solo album 'Let Your Hands Be My Guide' in 2013, followed by the evenly beautiful 'The Sparkle In Our Flaws' in 2015. Past collaborators and musical soul mates include a.o. Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Heather Woods Broderick, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Gyda Valtysdottir and Adam Wiltzie. 'Bounce Back' was recorded by producer Phill Brown, known from his work for artists like Talk Talk, Mark Hollis and Bob Marley. Kindred spirits Shahzad Ismaily, Bill Frisell, Eric Thielemans, Alan Gevaert, Niels Van Heertum, GaŽtan Vandewoude, Gerd Van Mulders, Fred 'LYENN' Jacques and Mathijs Bertel do not only colour the album but also Chantal's live. Most of them will also appear with her live. On this album, I wanted to hear my voice the way that it sounds in my head. Whenever we used effects it's because we felt that they had a place there, a story to contribute to, not as an unconscious automatic next step. I wanted to hear on this record that I'm not all soft but that I have a raw side to me as well. It's a side that I call on and question and that I need to learn to accept. I've noticed that by being more accepting of myself, I become less judgmental when it comes to other people. We're only people. And I would very much like for us to see each other like that again. Just see each other, period. This album is my ode to connection, contact and consciousness." - Chantal Acda.
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