Beating Drum records have this week announced their ‘HEAR MY VOICE’ series – a new collection of recordings produced by Piers Faccini. They will be released on limited edition 12” vinyl.
Beating Drum aims to carry the torch for an eclectic and innovative 21st century form of song-writing. They believe that behind every beautiful song lies an original story. And with their new series of releases they aim to champion the cause of some of today’s exciting new voices.
Beating Drum is best known for releasing Piers Faccini’s solo albums as well his frequent side projects. They have also released solo albums and EPs by two contemporary female voices; the Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Lysander as well as the French-Algerian project Yelli Yelli.
For Hear My Voice, the label aims to give a platform to a select group of new and exciting artists the label encounters. Each EP, beautifully conceived by house designer Uncle O will feature a portrait of the artist drawn by Piers Faccini. The first releases will feature three distinct voices, Tui Mamaki, Gnut and Horsedreamer.
First in the series is the EP from the fabulous Napolitansongwriter Gnut. His 4 track EP will be released on APRIL 21st. One of the finest young contemporary Italian singer-songwriters. Gnut has released several albums in Italy, including the 2009 Rumore della Luce, produced by Piers Faccini. But until now his beautiful songwriting has not been heard outside of his homeland. These four new songs were written in his Napoletano dialect and they were recorded at the end of 2017 in Faccini’s studio near his home in the Cevennes.
Horsedreamer is the voice of the aclaimed UK based Trinidadian poet and singer Roger Robinson. In this incarnation, the prolific artist and singer, known also for fronting the cult band King Midas Sound, and puts words and voice to compositons by Piers Faccini. Horsedreamer is their conversation and the story of their ancestral roaming.
Tui Mamaki can thank her adventurous troubadour family for giving her a taste for sounds from far-away places. Born and raised in New Zealand, she ended up living and studying music in Bulgaria. Her four beautiful songs for the EP combine the odd meters and musical styles of traditional Bulgarian music with the English of her native New Zealand