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Sevens Project

by Sevensproject

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Sevens 05:11
Static 04:19
STATIC VERSE1: Well I woke up in the morning just to see the city lights I went down by the river to be clear of all the city's sights cause it don't get so much better and it ain't getting me close home i'm running back now VERSE 2: so i jumped into the river to be clean of all the night to keep that dog from running, that just never ends when you are young and you are getting tired and you just want to sit a while so you can smile into the sun CHORUS: and it sings ahhhhhhhhh can't you feel that i am closer to you and all the ahhhhhhhhh static noise will sing to you VERSE 3: it's pathday on a bargain just to see if i could breathe 99 cents to love and 99 cents just to be it ain't getting any better and it ain't getting any closer if you ask me CHORUS2: and I saw….. abandoned everything that meant something to me and i'm so sorry that i left the things that meant so much to me BRIDGE CHORUS3: is it just a little too late to get back all those things I gave away oh, what am i supposed to do i packed my bags I ain't coming home to you VERSE 4: abandoned all my jewels abandoned all the things I knew the search for such a pretty world that probably looks like you and it didn't get any better and it didn't get any worse it just came out to the same old song
Haleiya 03:08
HALEIYA Do what you can when you’re down Put your face against the ground Take what you want from what I am There’s nothing I can do anymore Push your feet through the ground Do what you can when you’ve fallen by Anyway to see your hand
Flood 05:17
Hope 08:48
HOPE A woman waits with her bones hung dry A bitter taste is looking for the sweetest smell Time for her to put on her face as well As she smudges her smile on her face Well past all the borders of good taste Warm bright colours on her cheeks, “I do” Blushing all the memories of you She waits for you That’s what hope is hanging on to She waits for you That’s what hope has been hanging to A woman waits with her hands on her mouth Kissing all the warmth that she used to touch Tasting all the memories from her fingertips ‘Cause she’s still missing you She is still missing you She waits for you That’s what hope’s been hanging to She waits for you That’s what hope has been hanging to Opens her arms and wraps her woolen eyes around The distance And comforts all the empty space


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Sevens Project est un nouvel orchestre issu de la compagnie de production artistique Moondata Productions.

Au cœur de Sevens Project, on retrouve 3 artistes de Moondata, soit Matt Lederman, Ryhna Thompson et Peter X, en plus du gagnant du prix Polaris 2007, Patrick Watson et Stefan Schneider, de Bell Orchestre. Bien qu’il y ait une diversité certaine à travers les pièces, Vid Cousins réussit un coup de maître en réalisant un album harmonieux et bien ficelé, alors que les talents de mixeur d’Amon Tobin ont su amené une nouvelle profondeur aux compositions.

Vous retrouvez aussi l’apport musical de quelques autres représentants de la communauté musicale montréalaise, dont Jace Lasek et Olga Goreas de The Besnard Lakes, Eric San (Kid Koala), Pietro Amato de Torngat ainsi que le pianiste et compositeur canadien Joshua Rager.

Noir mais invitant, Sevens Project est une œuvre conceptuelle sans compromis qui va là où le rock et la musique expérimentale marchent main dans la main.

Sevens Project s’appuie sur le talent de 5 différents compositeurs; l’album présente une collaboration unique qui allie l’influence de la nouvelle avant-garde, la culture de l’échantillonnage et des musiques de film avec l’énergie et la puissance et la passion d’un groupe rock. Sevens Project a produit avec cet album des sonorités organiques qui défient toutes catégorisations.

La chaleur des guitares acoustiques, des riches arrangements de cordes, la section de cuivre, les voix d’une chorale et un groupe Dixieland sont traités avec mordant dans la manipulation studio. Des batteries du tonnerre, des arrangements électroniques qui rentrent dedans et des guitares à fendre les oreilles (dans le sens positif du terme) qui s’entremêlent avec des arrangements grandioses et des orchestrations hop la vie.


Sevens Project is an exciting new ensemble from the Montreal based creative production house, Moondata Productions.

At the core of Sevens Project are Moondata’s own Matt Lederman, Ryhna Thompson and Peter X, with 2007 Polaris Prize winner Patrick Watson and Stefan Schneider of Bell Orchestre. The diversity of the songs is tied together by the visionary production of Vid Cousins, while the dynamic mixing skills of Amon Tobin add new depth to the compositions.

The album features additional musical contributions from a cross-section of the Montreal musical community including Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas of The Besnard Lakes; Eric San (a.k.a. Kid Koala); Pietro Amato of Torngat, as well as Canadian pianist and composer Joshua Rager.

Dark yet inviting, Sevens Project is a bold conceptual work that points in the direction where rock and experimental music walk hand in hand.

Drawing from the talents of five different songwriters, the album is a unique and powerful collaboration that incorporates compositional influences from the new avant-garde, tape loops and phasing music, and cinematic sound-tracks with the drive, energy and passion of a rock band. Sevens Project has produced an organic sounding record that defies simple categorization.

The warmth of acoustic guitars, lush string ensembles, horn sections, vocal choirs and a Dixieland band are processed with the sonic edge and precision of studio manipulation. Thundering drums, jarring electronics and earsplitting guitars provide the backdrop for gorgeous arrangements and ambient treatments and playful orchestration.


released March 2, 2010

Matt Lederman - guitars, piano, programming, glockenspiel, mandolin
Stefan Schneider - drums, percussion, monologue
Ryhna Thompson - piano, wurlitzer, trumpet, glockenspiel, voice, stomps and claps
Patrick Watson - voice, piano, rhodes, wurlitzer
Peter X - bass, guitars, voice, stomps and claps

Vid Cousins - programming, guitars, bazz, glockenspiel, banjo, voice, stomps and claps
Jace Lasek - guitar, voice, stomps and claps
Joe Grass - pedal steel, banjo
Olga Goreas - voice, stomps and claps
Josshua Rager - piano
Eric San - turntables
Pietro Amato - french horn
Evan Cranley - trombone
John Dodge - sousaphone
Erik Hove - alto and soprano saxophone, flute
Andrew King - trumpet
Jean-Philippe Ouellet - clarinet
Jason Sharp - baritone and tenor saxophone
Martine Gaumond - violin
Catherine Le Saunier - cello
Sage Reynolds - contrabass

Written and arranged by Sevens Project and Vid Cousins.
Produced and engineered by Vid Cousins in Montreal, Qc at Monkey Puzzle Sound Studio, Breakglass Studios, MECC, Planet Studios and Patrick's apartment.
Additional engineering by Ghislain Brind'Amour, Jace Lasek, Matt Lederman & Patrick Watson.
Mixed by Amon Tobin & Vid Cousins
Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering.
Artwork and design by Corrine Merrell.
Executive Producers - Matt Lederman & Ryhna Thompson.
Label : Dare To Care Records

This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.


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