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Beth Jeans Houghton


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Experimental altpop

Status:

Most recent release, Welcome Back to Milk (as Du Blonde, 2015)

See also:

Beth Jeans Houghton's Du Blonde site
Wikipedia's entry on Beth Jeans Houghton

Comparisons:

Imogen Heap

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

See album comments below

Recommended first album:

Yours Truly, Cellophone Nose is the only we've heard

Recordings:

Yours Truly, Cellophone Nose (as Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny, 2011)

Yours Truly, Cellophone Nose

Release info:

2011—Warner

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of arty pop

Group members:

Beth Jeans Houghton—vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, ukelele, piano, organ, timpani, vibraphone, banjo, glockenspiel, electric guitar, harpsichord, Wurlitzer, bells, Hammond organ, samples, omnichord
The Hooves of Destiny:
     Dav Shiel—backing vocals, drums, cajon
     Rory Gibson—backing vocals;, bass
     Ed Blazey——backing vocals,acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums
     Findlay MacAskill—backing vocals, violin

Guest artists:

Ed Blazey—trumpet (1)
Damon Reece—drums, percussion (1)
Everton Nelson, Sally Herbert—violins (1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Bruce White—viola (1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Ian Burdge—cello (1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ben Hillier—additional snare drums, bass, MS20 synthesizer (1), timpani (2), drums (3, 4, 9), bass (3), thumb piano (3), drums (4, 8), synthesizers (5, 7), farfisa (6), piano (7), percussion (7), bass synth (9)
Neesha Champaneria—spoken word (4)
Adem—synthesizers (5)
Ben Nicholls—double bass (6, 10)

Produced by:

Ben Hillier

Comments:

Completely bizarre, and a bit bonkers. Could have huge ecto appeal—super quirky, full of strange lyrics. I find this album challenging, but quite listenable. Really ambitious. (lasherboy@gmail.com)

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