In 2018, Elvy Jean met Arnaud Ghilain, multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer, with whom he collaborated for more professional recordings of his guitar/piano/voice material. Arnaud added bass (or double bass) and some synths. These episodic recordings led in 2022 to enough songs to make up an album. Arnaud shared the mixing process with a close friend from Quebec, Dominique Massicotte. The Australian Cefe Flynn mastered the album.
Other participants chimed in, such as the actress Christelle Cornil on backing vocals and Hendrik van Wagensveld on the piano for the title « Solitude ».
Elvy : songwriting, voice, piano, guitar, harmonium
Arnaud Ghilain : recording, mixing, bass,
double bass, synths, arrangements
Dominique Massicotte : mixing
Cefe Flynn : mastering
Christelle Cornil : backing vocals
Hendrik van Wagensveld : piano on « Solitude »
Find the new album IOWA on your favorite streaming service. Download the mp3s on the bandcamp. The youtube channel provides a little video for each of the songs...
The album is out since the 21st of november 2022