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    Under the name Annabel (lee), Sheila B. Ellis and Richard E, create music of a strange spectral beauty. Their award winning debut album ‘By The Sea... And Other Solitary Places’ was released by Ninja Tune. It minted a sound that invokes the haunting classicism of Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, intermingled with the quiet folklore of Nick Drake, tipped with the jazz stylings of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Whilst their follow up album ‘The Cleansing’ was even better.

    “Ellis’s emotive voice recalls the bruised grace of a young Billie Holliday. Meanwhile, Richard E’s production conjures up a grainy, isolated world of lush strings and acoustic instrumentation... you’ll find yourself surrendering to these opiated torch songs and abstracted downtempo tunes.” - Dangerous Minds

    Heaven’s Lathe is honoured to be releasing two new compositions by this very special duo. ‘The Skin She’s In (Leucosia)’ sees Sheila's delicate vocal floating over a forlorn cello and gently ascending piano line. The effect is like drifting out to sea under a starlit sky.

    ‘Hold My Breath’ is a more abstracted and expansive work: Richard E creates a bed of constantly uncoiling guitar strings, bejewelled with bright keyboard tones, whilst Sheila delivers one of her most tender lyrics: ‘I can only hold my breath so long, help me carry on’...

    - Graham Duff


    PURCHASE OF THE 7" INCLUDES THE FULL LENGTH DIGITAL TRACKS

    Clear 7” high quality stereo lathe cut vinyl with engraved Heavens Lathe logo. 230gsm sleeve. Black inner sleeve with PVC protective sleeve. Includes digital download of the full length tracks.

    The vinyl will ship within a polylined inner sleeve. Includes a 'lathe cut' care card.

    Limited edition of 100, hand numbered.

    PLEASE RESPECT OUR '1 PER CUSTOMER' POLICY. Thank you.

    Heaven's Lathe
    Curated by Graham Duff
    Made by Bladud Flies!

    Includes unlimited streaming of ‘The Skin She’s In (Leucosia)’ / ’Hold My Breath’ via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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from ‘The Skin She’s In (Leucosia​)​’ / ’Hold My Breath’, released December 3, 2021
For Namon, Billy, Gladys and Pearl.

Video by Sheila B. Ellis.

Images by Francis A. Willey and Richard E; songs written and performed by Sheila B. Ellis and Richard Ellis; special guest on cello, Aniela Perry; published by Seachild and Ninja Tune / Just Isn't Music.

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Heaven's Lathe UK

HEAVEN’S LATHE is dedicated to bringing out the highest quality lathe cut 7" singles, featuring both influential artists and emerging performers in a sweep of genres.

We will be releasing a new limited edition single each month. Strictly limited to an edition of 100 on either black or transparent vinyl.

Curated by Graham Duff.

Made by Bladud Flies!

HEAVEN’S LATHE: ‘A tale of many heavens.’
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