CITY SERIES / Cologne Vier Takes (2015)

by Marianne Dissard

  • ►TOP 2015 Albums on New York Music Daily ► "The southwestern gothic/art-rock chanteuse and bandleader at the top of her uneasy game, in a mix of richly atmospheric yet intimate versions from her darkly lyrical catalog."

    'Cologne Vier Takes' - The 2015 'City Series' Album is available as a very limited-edition ● HYBRID ● analog/digital CD-Record* + immediate download, of course! Second pressing now selling. First pressing is sold out!

    'Cologne Vier Takes' is a collection of six digital tracks and one vinyl track culled from Dissard's discography and re-interpreted for the live stage with bandmates Yan Péchin and Allyson Ezell.

    Recorded at Topaz Studio in Köln in August 2014 while on tour in Germany, 'Cologne Vier Takes' is the latest in Marianne Dissard's City Series of live studio albums that already include 'Paris One Takes' and 'Berlin Two Takes', both recorded while on tour with 2009-2012 Tucson bandmates Sergio Mendoza, Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan. Beat-based soundscape 'Beijing Three Takes' is in post-production.

    ► CD-Record length : 20mn digital + 3mn analog (bonus track from 'The Cat. Not Me' on first edition pressing and 'Heaven Is For Blobfishes' on the second edition pressing).

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While touring Germany last week to promote my new album 'The Cat. Not Me', the band and I stopped in Cologne on our day-off to record 'Cologne Vier Takes', the fourth in the City series of albums I've been recording over the years while on the road with my current bandmates.

These City albums are pretty much what you'd hear if you came to see us play live on that particular tour. The band always changes, old songs get reinterpreted, new ones get experimented. Check out 'Paris One Takes' and 'Berlin Two Takes' on iTunes or my Bandcamp. 'Beijing Three Takes' is still in the works, it's a very different process for me, based on loops from sounds recorded in the city itself.

'Cologne Vier Takes', however, came blazing through! We spent an afternoon at Topaz studio in the periphery of Cologne and recorded ten songs, our live set of the moment. The band consists of myself, Yan Péchin on acoustic and electric guitars and Allyson Ezell on backup vocals. All three of us are based in Paris. Yan has played with a lot of people. Allyson is working on her stunning first album.


released January 1, 2015

Marianne Dissard, lead vocals and toys
Yan Péchin, guitars & tambourine
Allyson Ezell, backup vocals and toys

Recorded at Topaz Studio in Köln, Germany
Mixed by Joe Mabbott at Hideaway Studio, Minneapolis, MN USA
Mastered by John Dent at LOUD Mastering, Bristol UK

CD-Record hybrid specially manufactured by PIAPTK Records, Tucson AZ USA. Two editions now out. First is sold out.


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Marianne Dissard Tucson, Arizona

Left her home in Tucson, Arizona for an English wooden boat. French-born American chanteuse crafts baroque desert noir art rock chanson with her friends from Tucson and beyond. “Complex and yet stringent, experimental and extravagant, dramatic and sexy” (Musikwoche) ... more

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