John Parish is a composer/producer/artist/collaborator who over the past twenty years has contributed to more than fifty albums, toured globally with PJ Harvey, Eels and his own bands, and written and recorded music for film, television and stage.
“John taught me everything about playing guitar’” – PJ Harvey
John Parish has been a busy man since his last release on Thrill Jockey Records, Once Upon A Little Time, (2005). After producing and performing on PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize–winning Let England Shake (2011), he completed the soundtracks for several European films including the critically acclaimed Sister (2012), produced albums for numerous artists including Rokia Traore, from Mali, and Norwegian avant garde artist Jenny Hval.
Parish is best known for his work with the acclaimed British artist PJ Harvey, which dates back to when she was backing singer and guitarist in his cult band Automatic Dlamini. He is also an accomplished composer, solo artist, and producer. Parish co-wrote and performed on Eels 2001 album Souljacker, and has worked with Sparklehorse, 16 Horsepower, Tracy Chapman, Adrian Utley and Howe Gelb/Giant Sand, among many others.
Parish has been composing film scores since 1998, starting with Patrice Toyes debut film Rosie:
“Growing up, film soundtracks had provided some of my favourite pieces of music – Morricone, John Barry of course, but also Wim Mertens, early John Carpenter, Nino Rota, many others. I could tell that all these influences were buried in my own music, which I thought of as filmic long before I had ever scored a movie”.
SIRO / perfect silence
1960s spiced / eerie / opulent / alternative rock
Kantige Musik auf der Basis von ungerader Rhythmik und Kompositionen weitab vom herkömmlichen Songwriting, dafür kennt man den Musiker Sasha Sirovica. Bei seinem aktuellen Album Perfect Silence schlägt er einen neuen Weg ein. Mit dem Ziel, ein klassisches Pop-Album im Stil der Sechziger Jahre zu schreiben, komponierte er Songs und lud Musiker ins Studio ein. Entstanden ist daraus kein Pop-Album und kein Sixties-Rip-off, sondern eine eigene, neue Mischung: bittersüße Tonfolgen, mehrstimmige Gesänge, eine opulent-samtige Instrumentierung und eingängige Hooklines, gewürzt mit dem typischen Siro-Flavour.
Line-Up (am 19.11.):
Sasha Sirovica – guitars
Ramonah Lenz – vocals
Hanz Simons – vocals
Agnes Molnar – backing vocals
Heiko Wätjen – backing vocals
Toshi Trebess – backing vocals, guitars
Hartmut Heil – bass
Moritz Schippers – organ, keys
Yann Le Roux – drums