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Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell – Photo Credit: Robbie Perry
As of March, we shall be seeing the first music revealed from a fruitful collaboration between Dead Can Dance vocalist Lisa Gerrard and bandmate Jules Maxwell. The two have jointly signed a record deal with Atlantic Curve, a London-based label created under the Schubert Music Europe umbrella.
While their Burn album will not be released until May 7th, we can already expect the first single in mid-March. This collective effort was produced by James Chapman of MAPS.
Gerrard and Maxwell began working on the album in Australia in 2015 while writing songs for The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices (Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares). They were later introduced to Chapman and asked him to produce the album.
“It is with great pleasure that I share this collaboration with Jules Maxwell. Jules and I began our creative journey with Dead Can Dance. We realized that we could connect through improvisation and that musical exploration continues to evolve with this present work,” says Lisa Gerrard.
Jules Maxwell also comments on this occasion: “I can’t believe it’s nearly six years since Lisa and I began work on this album at her studio in Australia. It’s been an inspirational journey for me. Without Daryl Bamonte’s encouragement and creative drive this record would never have developed in the way it has and I’m thrilled that it is finally being released on Atlantic Curve.”
Atlantic Curve was formed as part of a new international structure featuring ten record labels established by Schubert Music Europe GmbH in 2020, which are internationally distributed by The Orchard, the world’s largest independent distributor. In an impressive start, the label has already released the Top 40 UK Alternative Charts KOMPROMAT album by I LIKE TRAINS, as well as the critically acclaimed Live at Rockpalast album by German underground darling Laura Carbone.
Schubert Music Europe GmbH is a music publisher, record company, license hub and holding company for all Schubert Music Companies and labels, in particular all Schubert Music Publishing branches in Europe and the USA, as well Celsius Management, Hardbeat Promotion and Schubert Music Live (SML).
“To be able to sign Lisa and Jules to Atlantic Curve is like a dream for me, and it’s also very satisfying that they chose to work with James as producer. The combination of their unique talents has created a truly outstanding record,” says Daryl Bamonte, head of the Atlantic Curve label and Managing Director of Schubert Music Publishing UK.
Ahead of all these events, Jules Maxwell will also be releasing his solo album Nocturnes. This beautifully melancholic collection of instrumental pieces was written and recorded over the past four years, much of it in collaboration with the acclaimed UK dance company Vincent Dance Theatre. This album is the debut release for the newly-formed Archangelo Recordings, to be available on all platforms as of March 5th.
We will be keeping an eye on both of these releases. Just look what happened in the past when these two collaborated