MP3 Alexis/Alexander - You Are Just Like Me
Folk pop rock song cycle of love, loss, longing, and realization in the vein of Sarah Mclachlan, Mazzy Star, and The Cowboy Junkies.
10 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Pop, ROCK: Folk Rock
Strummed acoustic guitars, shimmering electrics, intricate but steady beats, and sauntering bass lines provide the backdrop for a mesmerizing and beautifully sung song cycle that lays out the arc of a love affair, from the heady days of being in love, to disappointment and loss, to looking back, to longing for what was and for what is yet to come, to finally, a resolution in a place of peace and realization.
Musical partners since 1998, vocalist Jo Alexis, and producer/multi instrumentalist Richard Alexander, have collaborated on four albums together. The first, You Are Just Like Me (2000), explores folk rock stylings, textures and themes. With echoes of Sarah Mclachlan, Mazzy Star, and the Cowboy Junkies, it presents of song cycle of love, loss, longing, and realization. The second, Time To Go (2001), an EP, explores alternative country stylings, and the perennial country theme of : ''leavin'' that no good man''. The third, Shameful Joy (2002), also an EP, explores Bjork and Chemical Brothers territory with two extended pop electronica (or perhaps ''folktronica'') pieces (with a third, a homage to 80''s new wave).
The fourth album, Sing Through Me (2003), explores ethereal world music electronica sounds and textures, in the mode of Dido, Moby, Goldfrapp, St. Entiene, Lamb, Laika, Dead Can Dance, and Azure Ray, with themes of spiritual seeking and realization.
You Are Just Like Me
CD (1999) WGR003
Time To Go
CD/EP (2000) WGR004
CD/EP (2001) WGR006
Sing Through Me
CD (2002) WGR007