The Bell

by iamthemorning

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    Pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    releases August 2, 2019

      €14 EUR  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Includes a signed CD with an exclusive preorder postcard (plain) & full colour cover artwork t-shirt + exclusive brass bell with etching, packed in a satin bag.

    Also includes unlimited streaming of The Bell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Shirts:

    Male: Premium Cotton Gildan t-shirt, 185 g/m, Eurofit - sleeker fit in shoulder and sleeve.

    Female: Sol's Metropolitan low-cut round neck shirt, 150 g/m

    Both "Special" bundles together are limited to 300, both the CD and LP edition.

    Includes digital pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes digital pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    digital album releases August 2, 2019
    item ships out on or around July 25, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      €55 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    Includes a signed LP with an exclusive preorder postcard (plain) & full colour cover artwork t-shirt + exclusive brass bell with etching, packed in a linen bag.

    Also includes unlimited streaming of The Bell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Shirts:

    Male: Premium Cotton Gildan t-shirt, 185 g/m, Eurofit - sleeker fit in shoulder and sleeve.

    Female: Sol's Metropolitan low-cut round neck shirt, 150 g/m

    Both "Special" bundles together are limited to 300, both the CD and LP edition.

    Includes digital pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes digital pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    digital album releases August 2, 2019
    item ships out on or around July 25, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      €60 EUR or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Includes a signed CD with an exclusive preorder postcard (plain) & full colour cover artwork t-shirt.
    Also includes unlimited streaming of The Bell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Shirts:

    Male: Premium Cotton Gildan t-shirt, 185 g/m, Eurofit - sleeker fit in shoulder and sleeve.

    Female: Sol's Metropolitan low-cut round neck shirt, 150 g/m

    Includes digital pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    digital album releases August 2, 2019
    item ships out on or around July 25, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      €35 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    Includes a signed LP with an exclusive preorder postcard (plain) & full colour cover artwork t-shirt.

    Also includes unlimited streaming of The Bell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    LP:
    180g vinyl edition in gatefold sleeve with poster booklet.

    Shirts:

    Male: Premium Cotton Gildan t-shirt, 185 g/m, Eurofit - sleeker fit in shoulder and sleeve.

    Female: Sol's Metropolitan low-cut round neck shirt, 150 g/m

    Includes digital pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    digital album releases August 2, 2019
    item ships out on or around July 25, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      €40 EUR or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Signed by both Gleb and Marjana, this preorder edition goes with a beautiful exclusive postcard (unsigned, so you can send it to someone who would appreciate finding something pretty in their mailbox or just put it on a wall).
    Plastic-free eco-friendly digipack with double sleeve for the CD and 16 pages booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Bell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes digital pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    digital album releases August 2, 2019
    item ships out on or around July 25, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      €17 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    Signed 180g vinyl edition in gatefold sleeve with poster booklet, comes with a special preorder edition postcard (not signed so you can send it to someone)

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Bell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes digital pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes digital pre-order of The Bell. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    digital album releases August 2, 2019
    item ships out on or around July 25, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      €25 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Ophelia artwork by Constantine Nagishkin.

    Male: Premium Cotton Gildan t-shirt, 185 g/m, Eurofit - sleeker fit in shoulder and sleeve.

    Female: Sol's Metropolitan low-cut round neck shirt, 150 g/m
    shipping out on or around July 25, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      €20 EUR or more 

     

  • Tote Bag

    Ophelia artwork by Constantine Nagishkin

    Premium cotton for enhanced durability
    Handle length - 67 cm
    Capacity: approx. 10 litres
    Weight g/m2: 200-219 g/m²
    shipping out on or around July 25, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      €10 EUR or more 

     

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The Bell

about

The Bell was inspired by 19th century song cycles, a genre established by Schubert, and themes from Victorian England art and culture. It is divided into two parts, but each song is a story in its own right, all of them are fuelled by human cruelty and pain caused by it. Cruelty and different ways that we cope with it and suffer from it is the central theme of the album. This album is multi-layered and is, in many ways, a journey inwards, taking us inside of a mind of a person suffering from abuse or neglect or open hostility of the society or a specific person.
And even though aesthetically the album is based on themes taken from Victorian England’s art and culture, it is mainly a way to look at ourselves and modern society and realise that at its core, humankind isn’t making much progress in terms of emotional maturity.

credits

releases August 2, 2019

iamthemorning
The Bell

Marjana Semkina – vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar (3)
Gleb Kolyadin – grand piano, keyboards

With:

Vlad Avy – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Zoltan Renaldi – bass, double bass (1, 2, 6, 9)
Svetlana Shumkova – drums (1, 5, 9)
Evan Carson – drums, percussion (2, 5, 9)
Andres Izmaylov – harp (1, 6, 9)
Grigory Osipov – marimba (2, 9)
Dmitry Tsepilov – saxophone (1, 2)
Ilya Leontyev – trumpet (9)
Mr Konin - bells, accordeon, clapping

Strings Ensemble:
St.Petersburg Orchestra "1703"
(Санкт-Петербургский Оркестр 1703):

1st Violins:
IIia Dyakov
Ekaterina German
Ekaterina Chernyaeva
Anastasia Litvinova

2nd Violins:
Anita Azhashkouskaya
Dmitry Kolyasnikov
Anna Melnikova
Yulia Kashshapova

Violas:
Nadezhda Savina
Dmitry Gonchar
Semyon Samsonov

Cellos:
Darya Popova
Ilya Izmaylov

Vocals recorded by Gianluca Capacchione at Noatune Studios, London

Grand piano recorded by Sergey Kruglov at MosFilm Studios, Moscow

Guitars recorded by Vlad Avy

Bass and Double Bass recorded by Zoltan Renaldi

Drums (1, 5, 9) recorded by Vlad Avy and Darren McGill at Union Sound Company, Toronto

Drums and Percussion (2, 6, 9) recorded by Pete Ord at The Studio at Sunbeams, Penrith

Strings recorded by Fedor Naumov at LenDoc Studios, St.Petersburg

Harp recorded by Andres Izmaylov

Marimba, saxophone and trumpet recorded by Sergey Ryltsev at RedWave Studios, St.Petersburg

Mixing and mastering by Vlad Avy

Artwork by Constantine Nagishkin
Design and layout by Xenoyr

All tracks composed by iamthemorning
Produced by Vlad Avy, Gleb Kolyadin & Marjana Semkina

Special thanks to Johnny Wilks, Tony Harris, Scott “Ckott” Robinson and everyone at Kscope; Rob Palmen and Glassville Music.

Marjana thanks Marc C. for his support; Brock family and every single person supporting me on Patreon.

Gleb thanks his teacher Vladimir Viktorovich Polyakov, Universe and the powers of divine deadline.

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iamthemorning Sankt Peterburg, Russian Federation

Chamber prog duo from Russia, signed to Kscope. Gleb Kolyadin on piano & Marjana Semkina on vocals, joined by beautiful guest musicians such as Gavin Harrison, Colin Edwin, Mariusz Duda

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