Local musician to host album launch party – Post Register
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Texas Psych Pop Wizard Chazz Emile Bessette (FKA Silver Ships) is releasing a new album on cassette in limited edition and digital download.
Chazz Emile Bessette (FKA Silver Ships) is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who performs in Lockhart, Texas. With the stethoscope at heart and through close observation, Bessette orchestrates thoughtful compositions inspired by the study of sound and an examination of life.
Bessette’s new album is a place where stacked vocal harmonies, analog sound textures and shimmering instrumentation are used to create recordings influenced by the golden age of analog recording and hi-fi technology.
Using her wizarding tendencies with electronic circuitry, vintage tube equipment and sound production, Bessette doubles as her own sound engineer and performs most of the instrumentation of her recordings with the help of friends. .
The album will be released on September 4 via all digital platforms as well as limited edition cassettes on Lockhart, TX, Sunflower and Friends Records and Tapes. This little DIY cassette label is a new offshoot of Sunflower and Friends – the music hub of a Victorian house that quadruples into vintage guitar shops, a music school for kids and professionals, a guitar repair shop and guitar shop. amps and an outdoor music listening area. The label’s goal is to showcase the musicians of the Lockhart area and keep the art of analog recording alive and flourishing.
To celebrate this release, Chazz Emile Bessette (and the entire band) will be hosting a Psychedelic Art Night on September 4 at Lockhart Arts & Craft. The doors will open at 7 p.m. with music from 8 p.m. Special guests Trav Knight, Aunt Baby and DJ Dad Vibes will open the show. The festivities will include a special multimedia psychedelic liquid light show by Kozmic Blue Jeans, art installations, curiosities and a photo booth by fine art photographer Laurel Coyle. Fun clothes are encouraged!
You can listen to the first 2 singles of the album on http://www.chazzemilebessette.bandcamp.com or http://www.chazzemilebessette.com