The first New Dialect album, released late 2011, happened to be a most improbable musical encounter between multi-instrumentalist Patrick Hamilton and painter-turned-singer Élise Lafontaine: a long improv on a Lowery Organ followed by Élise’s inspired ethereal vocal nonsense, afterwards structured into distinct pop and/or abstract pieces. Drums and various other instruments were then added, as well as Brian Lipson’s acute and playful trumpet. Other pieces were created plunging in the session-bank - true collage - but who would've known?
released November 30, 2010
Pat Hamilton: Lowery organ, guitar, synths, vocals, bass, percs, etc
Élise Lafontaine: vocals
Brian Lipson: trumpet