Kensico

Kensico

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
SoloAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Kensico is the brainchild of Montreal-based singer songwriter Gaëlle Bellaunay whose new release represents the kismet collaboration of Bellaunay, producers & composers Daran, Mathias “Schneebi” Schneeberger (The Afghan Whigs, Mark Lanegan, Joseph Arthur), Masters Of Reality frontman Chris Goss (Mark Lanegan, QOTSA, UNKLE, Desert Sessions, Foo Fighters) and Alain Johannes ( Mark Lanegan, QOTSA, Desert Session, PJ Harvey). "White Sage" was written & recorded at Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree, CA.

Biography

Kensico is the brainchild of Montreal-based singer songwriter Gaëlle Bellaunay whose new release represents the kismet collaboration of Bellaunay, producers & composers Daran, Mathias “Schneebi” Schneeberger (Gutter Twins, The Afghan Whigs, Mark Lanegan, Joseph Arthur, Foo Fighters), Masters Of Reality frontman Chris Goss (Mark Lanegan, Queens of the Stone Age, UNKLE, Desert Sessions, Foo Fighters) and Alain Johannes ( Mark Lanegan, Queens of the Stone Age, Desert Session, PJ Harvey, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters). Surrounded by such a team, Kensico naturally settled down at the legendary Rancho de la Luna studio, a Mecca of the latter-day rock set, in order to write some more and record Kensico's first L.P. "White Sage". 


Biography:

From a dreamy childhood in a Parisian suburb, watching the endless ballet of the aircrafts in the sky above Orly, to a perpetual nomadic life along the North American roads, traveling by bus… From her great love of the desert to her wanderings through the Lakota territories, forever engraved in her flesh… From the rugged coastline of the Atlantic where her folks hail from, to the Sierra Madre jungle in Mexico… It’s finally in Montreal that Kensico lays down her suitcases, in order to open the pages of a travel book.

 

A demo with nine songs that ends up on the radar into the ears of Mathias Schneeberger alias «Schneebi» (producer/sound engineer of the Gutter Twins, Twilight Singers, Joseph Arthur) while he was visiting Montreal… This is the starting point for a beautiful collaboration. Schneebi, working regularly with Mark Lanegan, Greg Dulli and co. at Rancho de la Luna, the legendary Joshua Tree studio, went to the desert with the recording and had the folks there listen to it. Chris Goss (producer of Mark Lanegan, UNKLE, Queens Of The Stone Age, Desert Sessions, Soulwax) also decided to get involved in the project.

 

Gaëlle (Kensico), Chris and Schneebi decided, therefore, to settle down at Rancho de la Luna for a moment, in order to write and record some more material … The experience is more than happy. Later, while Schneebi is mixing the record, Alain Johannes (producer/guitarist of Mark Lanegan, Queens Of The Stone Age) falls in love with the project and also decides to get involved in the process by adding its mark on a few tracks of Kensico‘s first LP : White Sage.

Discography

Kensico "White Sage"  ( LMM-Select ) Released January 27th 2015


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Tracklisting:

01. White Sage 
02. My Love that never was 
03. Hallee Rd 
04. A scalp, A bear ( White Sage Part II )
05. Echo Park 
06. No matter how 
07. Army of Skulls 
08. I blew my head off 
09. Demi tour 
10. Monster 
11. Absinthe & Morphine for breakfast ( Song for Dédé La Fleur, Ouessant )