Faith Eliott releases debut LP ‘Impossible Bodies’ via OK PAL Records.
The album soundtracks a modern “bestiary” – the illustrated compendiums created by medieval scribes, detailing the creatures of earth and their symbolic significances. The record, as well as a download, is available on 12″ vinyl, and comes with a Geological Time Scale poster, designed by Elliot, who is an accomplished artist as well as musician.
The Minneapolis-born, Glasgow-based singer-songwriter’s release contains nine tracks, each documenting a specific creature, and follows up 2016 EP ‘Insects’, itself something of an exploration of the natural world, and which was was released on Song, By Toad Records in 2016.
It’s the first release on OK Pal Records, the label launched last year by Elliot and songwriter Hailey Beavis. The new album was recorded with and produced at Her Car Studio in Seattle by Colin J. Nelson aka Jealous of The Birds, Eliott’s former Song, by Toad labelmate.
Nelson also supplies guitar, percussion and vocals, which also features guest appearances from the likes of Paul Beaudry, Anna Arvan, Annie Ford, Charles Wicklander, Bill Patton, and Reuben Taylor, who mastered the album.
“The title of album is a reference to the recurring theme of physicality in reference to gender, beauty, attachment and also the idea of transformation,” Eliott explains.
There are two launch shows for the album:
5th May – Glasgow, The Hug and Pint
10th May – Edinburgh, Skylight