Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Untitled Interview #134: Starring Alessi Laurent-Marke (Alessi's Ark)

I think we can all agree that most 17 year-olds do not get signed to fairly large imprints of major labels. Alessi Laurent-Marke (aka Alessi's Ark) was no ordinary 17 year-old. These days, she’s no ordinary 20 year-old, possessed of a glorious voice that could sweetly melt glaciers (way faster than global warming) and a folksy style that is both down home and otherworldly at once. But it’s always about that voice of hers, friends, and you really have to hear it to believe it.

Alessi is bringing her charming wiles all the way from London to make some US appearances, tonight she’ll be taking the stage at Bella and Monday an instore at Richmond’s Steady Sounds awaits. I believe the words “not to be missed” apply here, so make sure you don’t.


Fuzzy Logic: How the hell are you?

Alessi Laurent-Marke: Hello there! I'm well thanks - full of a good dinner.


FL: What was the last song you listened to?

AL-M: “Never Going Back Again,” Fleetwood Mac.


FL: What album most made you realize you wanted to make music?

AL-M: There were quite a few. Two albums that really stood out though and
still do are ; Songs for Beginners by Graham Nash and The Execution of All Things by Rilo Kiley.

FL: Beatles or Stones?

AL-M: Hmmm. Beatles. George.


FL: Top 5 albums (of now, of this month, or of ever):

AL-M: Top 5 of the week :

- You May Already Be Dreaming, Neva Dinova.
- It's So Hard To Know Who is Going To Love You, Karen Dalton.

- More Adventurous, Rilo Kiley.
- Swim, Whispertown2000.

- Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens.

FL: What's the first thing you think when you wake up in the morning?

AL-M: 'Coffee!'


FL: The greatest record store in the world is:

AL-M: Park Ave. CDs in Winter Park, Florida.


FL: Best piece of advice you've ever been given?

AL-M: Do few things and do them well.


FL: If you weren't in a band you'd be:
AL-M: Training to be a masseuse.


FL: In school you had to play an instrument. What prompted you to pick the
drums?
AL-M: They looked like great fun to play.

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