GOSPEL DANCE is “in its own world music.”
The voice and mind behind GOSPEL DANCE is the artist otherwise known as E-wah Lady. She has appeared on stages on the East Coast of Australia since 2003, playing solo on electric guitar and in recent years with her backing band The Open Road.
In 2010 she won the prestigious APRA Open Songwriters’ Award through Darebin Music Feast and recently recorded a duet with operatic folk “iconoclast” Oliver Mann.
GOSPEL DANCE is interested in creating slow dream-like music to dance to. Music free from quantisation or sequenced beats, not ascribing to any particular genre. Steeped with feeling, the music of GOSPEL DANCE arouses both spiritual and sexual stirrings. Age-old themes like bones, rocks, rivers, the holy-spirit, death, devotion and temptation are incanted viscerally. Both corporeal and surreal, the songs were written instinctively and immediately.
GOSPEL DANCE explores its many voices, telling stories set in a deeply percussive landscape. In the spirit of bricolage, instruments called upon include: rocks, bricks, an oven grill, a teapot, grit, a yellow plastic bird, jaw’s harp, brandy bulbs, martini and wine glasses and sundry other available implements. The album was recorded entirely at home with SM58s through a two-track interface (kindly on semi-permanent loan – thanks G) onto a somewhat temperamental PC.
In a new gesture for the ever-nostalgic E-wah, GOSPEL DANCE will be released digitally.