Lael Neale SOLD OUT!
Tuesday 12th September 2023
Guy Blakeslee + Marwyn Grace (DJ)
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £12.50 + booking fee / £16.50 on the door
This show is now sold out, there are generally returns on the door, but this is not guaranteed. Please use https://www.twickets.live/ for resale.
Melting Vinyl presents:
Lael Neale + Guy Blakeslee + Marwyn Grace (DJ)
The Prince Albert, Brighton
Doors 8pm / Start 8.30pm
£12.50 + booking fee / £16.50 on the door
Age restrictions – 18+
Singer/songwriter Lael Neale started out with a style that tangled together melancholic folk, sun-drenched country, and indie rock, putting her lilting voice at the forefront of gorgeous, sometimes twangy arrangements. After signing with Sub Pop and establishing a collaborative flow with producer and accompanist Guy Blakeslee, her subsequent albums embraced minimalism. 2021’s Acquainted with Night stripped many of the songs down to their barest essence, and the sparse pop of 2023’s Star Eaters Delight was created in a way that intentionally avoided digital recording methods.
The album is her second for Sub Pop and reveals an expansion of her sonic collaboration with producer and accompanist Guy Blakeslee. relationship – the deeper intention is to heal; to come to terms with our differences and put the broken pieces back together again. Lael’s affinity with the Transcendentalists has to do with her quest to hold onto sovereignty over her own mind. In a time when our devices are constantly flooding us with information, opinions and propaganda, Lael is intentional about what she takes in – hence the flip phone and the cassette recorder.
She claims to be a minimalist “not because I don’t like things, but because I value freedom more.”
Healing music, New Age tape music, ambient soundscapes, Satie on acid, music for psychedelic therapy, extraterrestrial film scores … call it what you will; Blakeslee considers it “channeled material” sent through him from other, parallel dimensions.