Lotte Kestner | China Mountain

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China Mountain

by Lotte Kestner

Embellished folk songs on this first solo album by Trespassers William's singer/songwriter. Organic instruments beneath layers of dreamy, nostalgic vocals.
Genre: Rock: Shoegaze
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1. Crush the Bird
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2. Compasses
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3. Fainting Spells
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4. Leif Erikson
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5. Fineline
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6. Temperature
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7. Face Shape
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8. Cattleya
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9. Before You Are
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Lotte Kestner is the solo project of Trespassers William's singer/songwriter Anna-Lynne Williams. Recorded over a year in her bedroom, and mixed in a Seattle studio with Trespassers bandmate Matt Brown, these songs are more lyric-driven and bare than her other projects. While most of the album is made up of layers of Anna-Lynne's voice and acoustic guitar playing, there are brief appearances from Jeff Martin of Idaho, Ross Simonini of Trespassers William, and Toby Campbell of Anomie Belle, on a number of instruments. As well as harmonica, keys, drums, ukulele, and harp played by Anna-Lynne. China Mountain includes a cover of "Leif Erikson", originally by Interpol.
China Mountain was greatly influenced by current experimental folk music, artists such as Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, and CocoRosie. Though there are still many elements of the shoegaze and British pop music that are present in Trespassers William. As well as being greatly influenced by literary classics, as reflected in the name of the project.
Over the past few years, Anna-Lynne has lent her voice to songs by the Chemical Brothers, Minotaur Shock, Noise Unit, Phononoir, Anomie Belle, Au Revoir Borealis, and AFI. Her band Trespassers William's songs have played in several feature films and TV shows.

The album cover was designed by Japanese artist PCP, and the booklet includes the album's complete lyrics.

What has been written about Anna-Lynne:

"In the vein of My Bloody Valentine, Jolie Holland, and perhaps even Codeine, those remarkable shoe-gazers that were part of Sub Pop's early catalog. Williams' music is moody, inward, and her lyrics are wonderfully unpredictable."
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Anna Lynne Williams has one of the most intoxicating voices in modern music."
- Auralgasms

"Even though it doesn't matter what she's singing--the mood translates well through melody and instrumentation--it's lucky for the listener that the lyrics are included in the CD booklet. The sheer poetry of the songs is remarkable."
- Seattle Sound

"Anna-Lynne Williams has one of those crystal-clear voices made up of shyness, loneliness and quiet despair."
- NME


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Chris

Brilliant
Out of all the masses or records I\'ve accumalated over the years, this album is definitely, at the moment at any rate, the best. I can listen to it over and over again and it never gets boring. Not a weak track on it. Highly recommended.

Benjamin Tais Amundssen

Luxury mountain
This is third album today, after Twine - Violets + My Morning Jacket - At Dawn. Utterly sublime/be closely connected with my happiness. Anna-Lynne is my favourite singer/songwriter in structuring of songs and manners. She is a pleasant manners. Beautiful album.

Andreas Lober

Wonderful music
I love to listen to this music...