SPACE SUMMIT

Space Summit is a collaboration between Marty Willson-Piper and Jed Bonniwell from Minneapolis.

I'M ELECTRIC (2021)

Space Summit - I'm Electric Single Cover

I'm Electric (5:28) –  / /

Credits

Marty Willson-Piper - electric guitars, bass
Jed Bonniwell - vocals
Dare Mason - keyboards
Olivia Willson-Piper - strings
Eddie John - drums
Niklas Barker - Mellotron
Phoebe Tsen - harmony and backing vocals

Produced by Marty Willson-Piper & Dare Mason
Lyrics by Jed Bonniwell
Music by Marty Willson-Piper and Jed Bonniwell

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LIFE THIS WAY (2021)

Space Summit - Life This Way Single Cover

Life This Way (4:32) –  / /

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QUEEN ELIZABETH'S KEYS (2021)

Space Summit - Queen Elizabeth's Keys Single Cover

Queen Elizabeth's Keys (4:31) –  / /

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LIFE THIS WAY (2021)

Space Summit - Life This Way Cover

Tracks

  Media

1.I'm Electric (5:28) /
2.Life This Way (4:32) /
3.Ancient Towers (4:07)
4.Queen Elizabeth's Keys (4:31) /
5.Deep Paisley Underground (5:11)
6.Fold With The Light (5:17)
7.Marlowe (4:30)
8.The Four Horses Of Venice (4:52)
9.Dome Of Light (4:33)
10.If You Believe (4:56)
   

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Credits

All songs written by Jed Bonniwell and Marty Willson-Piper
Lyrics by Jed Bonniwell

Jed Bonniwell - lead vocals, loops, keyboards
Marty Willson-Piper - electric lead & rhythm guitars, acoustic 6 & 12-string guitars, bass, percussion
Dare Mason - additional keyboards and instrumentation, slide on The Four Horses of Venice
Phoebe Tsen - harmony vocals
Olivia Willson-Piper - strings, additional backing vocals on Marlowe and Dome of Light, wah-wah pedal on The Four Horses of Venice
Nicklas Barker & Sophie Linder - Mellotron on Life This Way
Richard Evans - trumpet on Queen Elizabeth's Keys
Shannon Maree - additional vocals on If You Believe
Eddie John - drums

Produced and arranged by Marty Willson-Piper and Dare Mason
Engineered and mixed by Dare Mason at The VIP Lounge, Penzance, England
Mastered by Poppy Weinberger at Riverfish Mastering
Art Direction by Olivia Willson-Piper, Jed Bonniwell and Marty Willson-Piper
Layout Coordination by Lizzie Tucker

All photographs taken n Berlin, Germany
Front Cover by Adam Vradenburg (TV Tower, Alexanderplatz)
Booklet by Lucia Frías (Alte Nationalgalerie)
CD Gatefold by Falco Negenman (Holocaust Memorial)
CD by Marty Willson-Piper (Charlottenburg)

This album was recorded between December 2019 and May 2020 in six different places:
Marty's guitars and bass recorded in Penzance, England
Jed's vocals and loops recorded in Minneapolis, MN, USA
Phoebe's vocals recorded in Borneo, Malaysia
Ed's drums recorded in Bristol, England
Olivia's strings recorded in Penzance, England
Nicklas & Sophie's Mellotron recorded in Stockholm, Sweden
Richard's trumpet recorded in Penzance, England
Dare's additional instrumentation recorded in Penzance, England
Shannon's vocals recorded in Lisbon, Portugal

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Notes

Write-up at Schoolkids Records:

Space Summit is a collaboration between the ubiquitous Marty Willson-Piper (ex-the church) and Minneapolitan Jed Bonniwell. Marty handles the luminescent electric guitars and the bass whilst Jed is in charge of lead vocal duties. Jed writes the lyrics; they write the music together. The album is produced by Marty and producer/engineer Dare Mason who also plays keyboards. Phoebe Tsen sings harmony vocals, Olivia Willson-Piper plays the strings, Eddie John plays the drums and Anekdoten's Nicklas Barker plays Mellotron. All the usual suspects from recent Noctorum and MOAT projects make an appearance, with the exception of Phoebe who lives in Borneo.

Space Summit's music was conceived in cyberspace - and was recorded in America, Borneo, Sweden and the UK. The music created on Space Summit's debut album by Jed and Marty is simultaneously modern and classic dreampop - the subtle shading of dark and light with layered, sonic textures on every track.

This album is one of the fascinating results of Marty's Sessioneer Series, where he works with discovered collaborators from around the globe on new musical ideas. Space Summit started as discussions around music and guitar technique in 2013 and eventually flourished into songwriting and musical collaboration. Marty would provide some musical sketches, chords or riffs - Jed would then add lyrics and additional musical ideas, and each song would continue to evolve back and forth until a complete demo had been created - finally taking the songs into the studio to record them with other musicians. With touring coming to a halt in 2020, the lockdown provided the time needed to bring this album to completion.