*ALBUM RELEASE - ‘SONGS FROM THE WHITE SEA’*
*JUNE 26th, 2010*
*John Alexander Ericson’s* remarkable album marks the culmination
of a number of personal journeys, from his native Sweden via Berlin to
London where he now lives and from a background in electronica (The Northern
Territories), via rock with his brother’s band *Alberta Cross,* to a very
personal blend of songwriting that draws on all these experiences.
Taking a distinctly European approach to his craft, which both recalls and
updates influences such as *P.J.Harvey,* *Jacques Brel *and*David Bowie *
and *Brian Eno*’s* *collaborations it’s appropriate that *Berlin* forms such
a major part of the album’s artistic and personal geography.
Many of the songs were written during his stay in the city (including
standout tracks *‘Mary Song’ *and* ‘**Let It All Come*’) where Alex had his
studio in *Weissensee* (from Der Weisse See* *or *The White Sea* hence the
album’s title). The cover art also pays homage in being a photograph of the
city taken from the Warschauer Brücke / *Warsaw Bridge* which also gives
Alex’s label ‘Warsaw Recordings’ its name.
Following his move to London and the composition of songs such as *‘**Over
The Darkness And Over The City’ *and *‘**Blinded By Highways’** *Alex took
the decision to write and produce the album himself in the very different,
but still traditionally rock’n’roll location of a cottage deep in the
isolated Welsh countryside near *Porthmadog*.
Using just a laptop, a mic, a piano and an old Moog synth, the intimacy that
these surroundings delivered come through in the ethereal feel of tracks
such as* ‘Midnight Warriors’* which shimmers and tugs at the mind, the heart
and the soul.
Having spent much of 2008 touring with *Alberta Cross*, playing over 80
shows in the UK including the *V* and *Reading** Festivals*, Alex is now
planning to comprehensively tour *‘Songs From The White Sea’* with full UK
dates to be announced later in the year.
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