Ella Jo Discography Diamond Seeds DSEJ001, CD Album Diamond Seeds DSEJ002 Diamond Seeds DSEJ003, CD Album Diamond Seeds - Release, 2014 DSEJ004 Barney The Musical - Forthcoming 2020 Diamond Seeds DS-NS-004 : Single available Bandcamp and CD Baby
Limits Of Milkweed - Ella Jo
Amarylis, Subplane Highway, Jacobs Ladder, Goodbye To The Monsoon, Dancing In The Shade, Perception, Heartbreak Girls. Himalaya, Must Be A Mystery, Diamonds Don't Go. Released 2008.
Electric Folk, Popular, Neo Folk. Ella Jo walked into my life one day in 2004 and stated that she had a 'number' of songs she would like recording. Once we started that number turned out to be fifty songs! I knew it was going to be a long project. Credits include songwriting, sound design, programming arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at my home studio in Luton between 2004 and 2008 and mastered by Tim Turan in Oxford in 2008
Alter Ego - Ella Jo
Anytime, Shock To My Senses, Cut Me Down, Memories In Red, Little White Shell, Prayer Of Isis, Dissolver, The Awakening, He Who Dares Wins, Can't Happen. Released 2008.
Electric Folk, Popular, Neo Folk. Ella Jo's partner album to Limit's Of Milkweed, worked on between 2004 and 2008. We had great fun creating these two albums inbetween Ella Jo's trips to India to research the origins of Tarot.Credits include songwriting, sound design, programming arranging, performance, recording, mixing and production. Recorded at my home studio in Luton between 2004 and 2008 and mastered by Tim Turan in Oxford in 2008.
Attitude Is Everything - Ella Jo
Lately, Plans That Slip, She's Gone, She Waits For Gaps, Blue Dancers, Crossing Over, Spellbound Lady, Break The Sound, God Made Television, Through The Gap. Released 2010.
Electric Folk, Popular, Neo Folk. The ever prolific Ella Jo's third album Attitude Is Everything, builds on her music and songwriting skills with an eclectic range of styles. From ska to breakbeat, acapella and rock, interlaced with amusing sonic interplays - it was great fun to work on and a great listen as well. Ed B from UK Decay and myself 'guest' on bass and guitars as well! Credits include songwriting, sound design, arranging, performance, recording, mixing, production and mastering. Recorded at my home studio in Luton between 2008 and 2010.
Swirling and Whirling, The Hidden Hoard, Ethelred The Unready Blues, Minstrel Song, Wassail The Night With Mead, Ballard of St Marrgaret, Vortigerns Surprise, Through The Eyes Of An Eagle, The Song Of Wayland Smithy and Dragon Ships.
A new album by Ella Jo, this time with Anglo Saxon influenced themes. Produced by EJ and Steve Spon, featuring Mel Rogers from Tarantism on Flute, Steve Kerr on Guitar, Ed Branch from UK Decay on Bass, Steve Spon also from UK Decay on guitar and piano and Fiddlin Flick on violin.
Folk lore, Myths and Stories from a thousand years ago, beautifully crafted into songs, sounds and sung by Ella Jo
Recorded , composed, co-produced, Performance on guitar and Keyboards and mixed and mastered.
Barney The Musical - Audio Book
Audio book for Children
Taken from EJ Street's Gwuubins The Witch series of stories.
This is an audio narrative with sound effects and original music.
Recording, foley, sound effects and bespoke songs writing. Mixing and Mastering.
Continuing the theme from "Multiversal" here the work is played out to Helen J Street's lucid and phantasmagoric poem "The Crystalwytch" which is whispered as in the breeze on a moonlit night. The 'Crystalwych" could be described as analogous to a night time version of the 'Green Man' of the woods or a Druidic gathering in the Grove. Riding a chariot with seven jewel incrusted horses into the white marbled and sparkling heavens. A pagan allegory for what in realty is yet another alternative universe or simply a gentle attempt at autonomous sensory meridian response? In the poem things might not be the way they seem to be, the 'Crystalwych' may actually be a visitor from the other and the chariot and seven horses a craft sent from a far distant but mourned future. Who knows?
Moving on from the previous single 'Multiversal' I now re-enter the world of ambient and jazz flavoured drum and bass. I am not sure whether or not this would make a hard core floor filler, rather than attempting a mesmerising transcendent auditory meditation, or perhaps better still both. I have sat here with this song playing back in a loop and have been absolutely tripped out on it, of course I would say that but hopefully this will work the same way for at least some of you.
I am much indebted and would like to thank Ella Jo for her input here, for her whispered oratory. Also Tony "Redfish" Gee once more for his magnificent and succinct trumpet playing.
Tony recorded his trumpet remotely and I felt as always, quite confident that he would deliver. As a scientist in his day time job, he has that heightened empathy and love for the great British eccentricity that makes for a true thinking-outside-of-the-box, musician. Hopefully there will be much more "Redfish" collaborations in the future.
I enjoyed playing electric piano on this, which is how the idea kicked off. I laid down the chord progressions and then played a lead pattern over the top of the chords. The overall effect I was looking towards was 'soft' and 'jazzy' although I would be the first to admit that I am simply not good enough to play 'proper jazz'. I do go for the mood that works and once I obtain something like the desired performance, I record it warts and all. I then refine and edit it into place.
Diamond Seeds DSEJ001, CD Album
Diamond Seeds DSEJ002
Diamond Seeds DSEJ003, CD Album
Diamond Seeds - Release, 2014 DSEJ004
Barney The Musical - Forthcoming 2020
Diamond Seeds DS-NS-004 : Single available Bandcamp and CD Baby