When the vowels fall

by L&S

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WHEN THE VOWELS FALL is the first album by L&S, released in September 2022 by Sérotine Records (F) and Tractor Notown (NL).
Also available on CD and LP via the Ex Mailorder Shop at exmailorder.nl/shop/sok


released September 23, 2022

Anthony Laguerre - guitar, bass, drums
G.W. Sok - voice
Eric Thomas - guitar
Jean-Michel Pires - drums
L’orchestre du Gradus Ad Musicam (Nancy, France),
conducted by François Legée

All music by Anthony Laguerre
All words by G.W. Sok
Artwork by Oli Heffernan

Recorded 17-22 September, 2020 at Vega Studio de Carpentras, France by Anthony Laguerre and Jean Michel Bourroux • Orchestra-recordings conducted by Anthony Laguerre in October/November 2020 • Brass and strings recorded at CCAM/Scène Nationale de Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France by Anthony Laguerre, Philippe André and Nils De Deyne • Woodwinds and tubular bells recorded at the Auditorium du CIM Bar-Le-Duc, France by Anthony Laguerre and Stéphane Levigneront • Mixed at Shadyn Studio by Anthony Laguerre in December 2020 and January 2021 • Mastered by Jean Francois Hustin at Studio Organic de Liège, Belgium, in February 2021

• A Motrice production in co-production with L’Autre Canal + Gradus Ad Musicam (GAM), Le Guelard, CIM de Bar-Le-Duc, CCAM de Vandoeuvre Les Nancy. With the support of the Region and DRAC Grand Est, City of Nancy, La Gare at Coustellet (residency), Sacem, Spedidam, and Sena Performers Muziekproductiefonds

• Thanks: François Legée and the GAM orchestra, Hildegarde Wagner, Sophie Bernard, Julien Fernandez, Jean Michel Pires, Eric Thomas, Stéphane Levigneront, David Merlo (composition assistant), Bastien Pelenc (guest-violin on "A Case Of Fire”), Pierre Eric Vives, Arnaud Martin, Nils De Deyne, Philippe André, CIM, Raoul Binot, CCAM, Olivier Perry, Anne Gaelle Samson, Manfred Kovacic, Jean Michel Bourroux, Stephane Morisse, Sébastien Fetet, the homefront


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G.W. Sok Amsterdam, Netherlands

G.W. Sok co-founded The Ex in 1979 and was their singer and lyricist for 30 years (www.theex.nl). Since 2009 he is involved in various other projects, such as Action Beat (UK), Zoikle (NL), Cannibales & Vahinés (F), King Champion Sounds (UK/NL), Coddiwomple (F), Oiseaux-Tempête (F), L&S (F). And there's some solo stuff as well. ... more

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