Morc Records / Belgium / 2012 / 10"
Annelies Monseré is one of those artists who graces us with excellent ep’s that at the same time are a sort of missing link between full lengths, and being records that have enough qualities to be justified to be listened to on their own. Nest is no exception to this. The loud, built up start of the record gives a glimpse on what to expect on her yet unreleased third record, but is still heavily relying on the melodies that made her second album Marit so remarkable. The b-side of the ep Is a lot starker, and very reminiscent of the style she used on her debut album helder. This is well illustrated by the traditional All Things are Quite Silent, best known for the version recorded by Shirley Collins,. Annelies delivers one loud and heavy organbased version, and a very bare pianoversion. Both are completely different, but yet strangely coherent. On Nest, two guest-musicians appear for the first time on Annelies’ side. Steve Marreyt, aka Edgar Wappenhalter and one of the founders of Silvester Anfang plays bass and sings in his unique style, while Yumi Verplancke does additional vocals as well – the first time she appears on a record since the release of the much sought after John Merrick Band 10” on morc, back in 2004.