Friday, Dec. 13th brings yet another Volar Records showcase, which also marks a double record release for new LPs by Cleveland one-woman experimental-pop artist Uno Lady, and San Diego reformed post-punk band Beating, fka Beaters. Joining the show are the newest Volar signees, psych-post-punk band The Passengers and the operatic queer doom rock of D. Wrex.
The new record, Osmosis, is out on all platforms. I’ll be sharing a little something extra about each of the songs in the coming weeks. Here’s a video I made for the first track, Breeze.
Breeze is about longing for adventure, a fantasy about falling in love with an exciting person whom I could tag along with on their travels. I admire people who explore the world and celebrate other cultures, those who escape societal norms and live unique lifestyles.
Since writing this song, I have learned the qualities I was searching for in someone else are already a part of me. I didn’t need to find it in a partner. It was inside of me all along. I am learning to embrace my independent, unconventional and introverted side. My adventures are just beginning.
I’ll go wherever the wind blows
follow- join if you’ll have me
where are you going to?
where are you from?
seeking adventure, can I tag along?
every curve of the earth (It’s not flat)
every cave and nook
I’d look at with you
Art-pop songstress Uno Lady is releasing new album on Volar Records. You can listen to the digital premiere today. Osmosis assimilates sounds and styles from ’60s pop, doo wop, folk, and soul. Preorder limited edition green vinyl and digital album at https://volarrecords.bandcamp.com/album/uno-lady-osmosis-lp
You can also listen on Spotify
OSMOSIS assimilates ideas, sounds, and styles, from 60’s pop, folk, jazz, and soul. OSMOSIS is a soaring collection of 13 songs, a journey through a sonic dream world, and Uno Lady is your guide. Pre-order OSMOSIS through Bandcamp. Limited edition clear green vinyl.
OSMOSIS was written and recorded by Christa Ebert. Mixed by Christa Ebert and Mike Montgomery at Candyland Studios. “Don’t Break My Heart” was recorded/engineered by Jeanna Lax at Rogue Studios and features Roseanna Safros – drums, Theresa May – trumpet, and Beth Hiser – standup bass.
Cover photograph by Diana Hlywiak and cover font by John Greiner. Album artwork concept and layout by Christa Ebert.
BIO: Self-trained musician and activist, Christa Ebert, performs as Uno Lady and composes songs with her voice, electronic effect pedals, and unconventional instruments. Her music includes dream-like layers, looping ethereal tones, instruments and beats, all knit together into one lush soundscape. Her unique talent has been acknowledged with various awards, including Chateau Orquvaux artist-in-residency, Creative Workforce Fellow, Akron Soul Train fellow, and a Panza Foundation awardee.
I’ll be singing in Bern, Switzerland, September 18th at Café Kairo, September 19th at Voodoo Rhythm Hardware Store, and September 26th, in Paris, France at La Pointe Lafayette. More details coming soon. xo
Hello friends. I am fortunate to be a board member of a wonderful foundation. The Panza Foundation is a 501c3 that focuses on underground and independent musicians in Northern Ohio. November 23 is the annual benefit show at The Happy Dog. The 4 bands that won this year’s award will perform, and we’ll announce the 2020 bands too. There’s a rad raffle with great gear. If you’re interested in donating gear or music related items, please let me know.
100% of what we collect goes to bands and events we help support each year. Our benefit helps raise the vast majority of the money we spend on our projects each year. You donation will reach an audience of nearly 300 people at the event and roughly another 1000 or more outside of the event through social media. Items donated are raffled off at the benefit to those in attendance, and we make it a point of mentioning and drawing attention to the donating entities that night and in promotional materials beforehand.
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Recorded to celebrate my friends’ love and marriage. Enjoy.
Listen to the new song – Sasquatch Disco. Featuring field recordings in the woods, crunching leaves, skipping stones, and turkey tail mushrooms as percussion.
Artwork by Michelle Droll, a super talented artist and Akron Soul Train Fellow. To support my trip to France, Michelle commissioned me to write a disco song about Sasquatch. Sasquatch is a metaphor for creating, an elusive yet familiar monster lurking on the fringe. Thanks again for your support. Please give a listen.
Uno Lady (Christa Ebert) sings Summertime. Footage recorded by Christa Ebert in Crescent Meadows in Sequoia National Park, May 2017. Frog samples from Crescent Meadows and beach sounds from Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
Summertime was originally composed by George Gershwin from Porgy and Bess.
Peak of Power is a new song from the upcoming album, Osmosis. Uno Lady live from Akron Recording Company, February 8, 2019.
Projections: filmed and edited by Christa Ebert, Uno Lady, as part of her Akron Soul Train artist-in-residency. Audio: Recorded and mastered at Akron Recording Co.