PRINCE de DAME announces the release of their debut album ‘THE WILD BLOOD’, a collection of original songs for voice and string quartet. A release party will take place on May 3, 2013 at the Center for New Music (San Francisco, CA), starting at 8pm.
THE WILD BLOOD offers a fresh perspective on Americana music, with original songs for voice and string quartet. Written by singer-composer Karl Cronin, the album weaves stories of love, loss, and transcendence through sweeping sonic landscapes. Cronin’s lyric tenor has been praised for its sensitivity and range - “a voice that could melt icebergs (but [we] hope it doesn’t)” (Santa Fe Chronicle). The album also includes performances by graduates from the nation’s leading music conservatories (The Juilliard School, Oberlin College, San Francisco Conservatory of Music), including San Francisco favorites Natalie Carducci (violin), Cassie Bequary (violin), Clio Tilton (viola), and Gretchen Claassen (cello)
“With THE WILD BLOOD I wanted to trace what it means to be human down to its roots. To where our boundaries get blurry, and we feel a connection with our environment, to our own wildness. Melodies in these songs are often overtaken by the strings. Enrapturing, sometimes terrifying reveries. The earth has its own stories to share, and I’m making space for these stories to step forward” - Karl Cronin, singer-composer
THE WILD BLOOD was recorded and mixed at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music by producer/engineer Zach Miley, with mastering by Murray Mastering.
The May 3 release party will include a live performance by PRINCE de DAME, an art installation by artist Theo Knox, and special guest performances.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://princededame.com