BIG SIR LP > BEFORE GARDENS AFTER GARDENS
BIG SIR is the longtime collaboration between bassist Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta) and singer/composer Lisa Papineau. Since its inception in the late 90s, BIG SIR has explored a vast array of tunes merging electronic and analog sounds with Papineau's extremely versatile vocal acrobatics, that leap from delicate whisper to soaring wail.
Their 3rd album, Before Gardens After Gardens, finds the duo expanding on their sonic palette with varied instrumentation and moods. At times danceable, others darkly haunting, the album is as visually evocative as it is musically compelling.
released May 17, 2012
All songs written by...
Juan Alderete (BMI)
Lisa Papineau (BONTÀ D’ANIMO, BMI)
Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Vato Negro)
Lisa Papineau (Air, M83, Me & LP)
Cedric Bixler-Zavala (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In) Matthieu Lesenechal
Jonathan Hischke (Broken Bells)
Heather Lockie (Mike Watt, Listing Ship)
David WM Sims (Jesus Lizard)
Matthew Embree (RX Bandits, Me & LP)
Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta, Dark Angels)
Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes)
Recorded and Edited by...
Robert Carranza & Lars Stalfors
Photography & Art Direction
Layout Artist / CMYK Heavy Hand
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