MP3 Ella Jo - Limits of Milk Weed
A CD of original music by an English singer songwriter, this album will appeal to all ages and encompasses many styles which takes the listener on a journey through an exiting soundscape of orchestras and acoustic songs. Imaginatively produced and co-writ
10 MP3 Songs in this album (44:17) !
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My name is Ella Jo I am a vocalist from England. In the Late 80s and early 90s I worked with a songwriter called Terry Bartlett. He taught me to sing and write songs.
I lived in Nottingham in the mid 90s and used to go busking to pay the bills in the subways around the city.
Ten years ago I decided to go traveling and went to India and Nepal. It was an inspiring place for song writing. I have returned to India since then, gaining a wide education from this culturally rich country. I have visited the Himalayas, had singing lessons in Varanasi and practiced meditation at Bodgaya.
I also read the Tarot and have researched its origins in East India and Turkey. Tarot has been an inspiration for song lyrics and a good reason to travel.
A few years ago I embarked on a recording project with Steve Spon, a talented musician and sound engineer from the legendary punk band, UK Decay. He now produces a variety of electronica music under the name Nostramus.
We are constantly working on songs, as over the years I have amassed a collection of around fifty. I am indebted to Terry for passing early material on to me and to Spon for his interpretations and his patience as we whip ideas into shape.
In 2006 I travelled to Greece, Turkey, Hungary and Czech Rep – an exiting trip over seven months to gather pictures, and ponder the archaeology of ancient civilizations. It was also great to discover the vibrant Turkish popular music culture, a true inspiration!
Back in the UK now Spon and I find ourselves in 2008 with the culmination of our projects. We have made two albums from Ella Jo and Spon is again playing with UK Decay, back together again and gigging! (See the UK Decay Website and Myspace)
All of my albums contain material written by Terry Bartlett, Spon and myself. Some tunes have been around a while, while others have been written quite recently. These songs have become a sound track to my life – but I hope they reach out to others who can relate to them from their own experiences.
The first album is called ‘The Limits Of Milkweed’ – from a documentary about Monarch butterflies – how they live only on this plant and can migrate no further than it can grow. Seems to me like an analogy of the human race, we need to recognize our limits and take care of what we have!
These albums have been produced by Diamond Seeds and were mastered in the Summer of 2008 by Tim Turan.