The Painted Caravan

The Painted Caravan

by Peter UlrichPeter Ulrich


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Best known for his work as the percussionist for global-goth purveyors Dead Can Dance and This Mortal Coil, Peter Ulrich launched his own solo career in 1999 with the release of Pathways and Dawns. Much of that album was a collaboration with former bandmate Brendan Perry and followed a path very similar to Dead Can Dance's lush, dark worldbeat textures. Released in 2005, Enter the Mysterium was a bit less dense, but still combined dark, brooding dream pop with ancient medieval sounds for a resoundingly heavy feel. For his third solo effort, 2013's The Painted Caravan, Ulrich has enlisted a new group of musicians working under the project name the Peter Ulrich Collaboration. While his affections for dark, ancient music remain, his sound has expanded in a number of ways. From the Celtic folk opening ballad "In This or Other Skin" to the more straightforward rock of "The Secret Gardener," Ulrich's sound has opened up considerably, using a wider range of colors than before. The Painted Caravan sounds less like a studio project and more like a big, unruly band full of personality. In addition to his own lead vocals, the album features multiple female vocalists and a variety of instruments ranging from horns to electric guitars to bagpipes. Fans of Ulrich's earlier work won't be disappointed, but this colorful and enjoyable record is a bold step forward for the artist.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/2014
Label: City Hall (Generic)
UPC: 0828073100126
catalogNumber: 10
Rank: 190437

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Ulrich   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Bongos,Harmonium,Keyboards,Maracas,Tabla,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments,Claves,Hammered Dulcimer,Djembe,cowbell,Guiro,talking drum,Temple Blocks,Chinese Cymbals,Frame Drum
Rachelle Garniez   Accordion
Anne Husick   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Andrew Sterman   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Woodwind
Ian Underwood   Bagpipes
Wayne duMaine   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Brass,Piccolo Trumpet
I.V. Webb   Vocals
Debbie Friedman   Cello
Michael Seltzer   Alto Trombone,Brass,Tenor Trombone
Jen Elliott   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kathy Sheppard   Keyboards
Kingsley Sage   Keyboards
Boo Reiners   Banjo
Mike Grosshandler   Electric Guitar
Andrea Dovalle   Violin
Sara Wendt   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Block   Cello
Keve Wilson   English Horn,Keyboards,Oboe,Woodwind
Antar Goodwin   Bass,Electric Bass
Arun Ramamurthy   Violin
Alma Maria Liebrecht   French Horn
Hazelle Woodhurst   Background Vocals
Catherine O'Grady   uillean pipes,Irish Whistle
Laura Covey   English Horn
Karla Harby   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Sharon Hawk   Background Vocals
Saskia Dommisse   Background Vocals,Bullroar,Dijaredo
Sarah Loveland   Oboe
Roumel Reaux   Background Vocals
Robert Watkins   Dobro,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Anne Husick   Songwriter,Composer
Peter Ulrich   Songwriter,Composer,Co-Founder,Additional Production
Mike Presta   Engineer
Kingsley Sage   Composer,Additional Production
Sara Wendt   Songwriter,Composer
Trebor Lloyd   Songwriter,Composer,Producer,Co-Founder
Bari Goodman   Artwork
Marc Specter   Additional Production
Logan Myers   Engineer

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