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Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Eerie, dark altrock

Status:

Most recent release, reminder (2005)

See also:

Jerome Dillon's site

Wikipedia's entry on Nearly

Comparisons:

Somewhat like an more atmospheric Nine Inch Nails or 12 Rounds

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Jerome Dillon's (drummer of Nine Inch Nails) dark and moody altrock solo project. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

reminder is currently the sole nearLy release

Recordings:

reminder (2005)

reminder

Release info:

2005—La Cosa Nostra—KUF0131

Availability:

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of dark, atmopheric altrock

Group members:

Jerome Dillon—string arrangements, ambience, electric guitars, piano, drums, percussion, bass, programming, keyboards, melotron, dobro, ukulele, acoustic guitar, chamberlain, violin, vocals, backing vocals

Guest artists:

Brett Pierce—sound design; programming; additional vocal arrangements (2, 3), bass (8)
Keth Hillebrandt—sound design (2), additional sound design (1, 6, 7, 9), drum machine treatment (11)
Petra Haden (That Dog and solo)—violin (1, 5, 9)
Ivy Sebestian—violin (1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 11)
Samantha Plurr—viola (1, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Amy Young—cello (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11)
Tanya Haden—cello (1, 9)
Claudia Sarne (12 Rounds)—vocals (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12), electric piano (5), melotron (6), piano (8)
Jeff Ciampa—baritone guitar (3), bass (5), additional chamberlain (10)
Mike Fonte—electric/atmospheric guitar (5, 7, 8, 12)
Eric Colvin—piano (6)
Greg Dulli—vocals (8)
Angel Fernandez—vibes, dos equis, brazier (8)
Andy Harrison—guitar drone, ring mod guitar (12)

Produced by:

Jerome Dillon

Comments:

I got this because of Claudia Sarne (12 Rounds)'s contributions to the vocals. It's dark, moody and driving, very atmopheric and occasionally quite orchestral (it's about 1/2 instrumentals). It's definitely not for all tastes but if the description intrigues you, and/or if you like Claudia Sarne's vocals, you'd do well to give it a listen. (Neile)

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