Ally the Fiddle - Progressive Violin Rock/Metal

September 14 in stores!

Only a couple of days and our new album “UP” will be in stores!!

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“Think of rock fiddle players and you can probably name the significant on one hand. Jerry Goodman? Darryl Way? Jean-Luc Ponty? Female rock fiddle players may be more of a challenge. Anna Phoebe? Anne-Marie Calhoun? Following this rather tortured memory game, violinist Ally Storch fronts her own band and this is her second album.
North Germany based, Ally’s violin permeates this album but not to the exclusion of her bandmates who enhance the necessary jazz metal quotient, especially guitarist Robert Klawonn. The lively (and heavy) opener ‘Sisyphos’ also features vocals but mainly this is instrumental fusion music with metal flavours.
Ally even finds time to include an excellent (bonus) version of ‘Surfing With The Alien’ whilst the legendary Jerry Goodman actually appears on one track ‘Try To Stop Me’. This adds great credibility to an excellent second outing where the classically trained violinist eschews the modern trappings of synthesisers and keyboards to achieve a more organic sound. One of the highlights, though, is the attractive ‘Entering Stratosphere’ with simple chiming guitar figures topped by Storch’s demonstrative strings.
‘Up’ showcases intense and compelling music which in places tries too hard for your attention at the expense of a good tune. The drum heavy ‘The Path’ (featuring another guest Marco Minnemann) is a good example whilst ‘Tree’ is unappealing until the mid-track key change. But isn’t that what Mahavishnu was all about? ***1/2 ” – review at getreadytorock.me.uk
https://youtu.be/VYSd5EGbuUg

First impressions of the new album

Until our new album will be in stores we want to give you some small glimpses to shorten your waiting time.

So we created our #lyricmonday and start with a short passage from the very first song of the album.

RELEASE & tour

Finally we are able to announce a RELEASE date for our UPcoming album “UP”:

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Therefore we will have a small Pre Release Tour at Aug 30 in Frankfurt/M, at Aug 31 in Hameln, at Sep 1 in Kaköhl and will perform at our RELEASE PARTY on Sep 2 in Berlin!!!

As support we are glad to announce the band “Canterra” (Symphonic Metal) from Leipzig

“Canterra”, as photographed by Andraj Sonnenkalb

Master

First the final mix, now the master.

Henk Westland, our irreplaceable sound engineer, went to Bremen for mastering our album with his versatile studio partner Marco Nola and their come out is incredible! They managed to bring all facets of the composition, the variety and mass of instruments and vocals to life; the band became pure Rock’n Roll.

Only a few little corrections and the album “UP” is ready!!

Marco Nola in Bremen.

 

Ally while making the last few corrections in Berlin at Henk Westland’s.

The final mix

Now it took such a while, but it was worth it! Finally Ally is in Henk’s studio to do the final mixes!! Why it took so long, you might ask. For sure it had lots to do with the extent of the production: beside a normal rock band guests and soloists recorded their lines, every single choir voice and every single orchestra instrument was solely recorded and afterwards everything edited, edited, edited – until it became a unison.

Now Ally is allowed to give everything a last polish and then we hope to receive the master for our new album very soon to give it to our record label!!!

Chapman Stick, Vocals and Alf

The past days have been very exciting for “Ally The Fiddle“! First our new musician and Chapman Stick player Rouven joined us to bring some excellent new sounds on the upcoming album, then Ally was singing all needed vocal parts and last but not least our friend Alf Ator (Knorkator) joined us for a few choir sounds to make the final song of the album complete. Thanks to everyone for this very intense week!! Especially to Henk, the master on the faders.

Enjoying the evening after a hard day of work: Band, Family and Friends.

Alf Ator (Knorkator)