Atlantic Curve, the London-based label that is part of the Schubert Music Europe group, has announced the signing of Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell, best known for their work as part of the legendary band Dead Can Dance. They will be releasing the ‘Burn’ album on May 7, 2021, produced by James Chapman of MAPS.
Gerrard and Maxwell began working on the album in Australia in 2015 while writing songs for ‘The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices (Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares)’. They were later introduced to Chapman and asked him to produce the album.
Lisa Gerrard: “It is with great pleasure that I share this collaboration with Jules Maxwell. Jules and I began our creative journey with Dead Can Dance. We realised that we could connect through improvisation and that musical exploration continues to evolve with this present work.”
Jules Maxwell: “I can’t believe it’s nearly six years since Lisa and I began work on this album at her studio in Australia. It’s been an inspirational journey for me. Without Daryl Bamonte’s encouragement and creative drive this record would never have developed in the way it has and I’m thrilled that it is finally being released on Atlantic Curve.”
Daryl Bamonte (Atlantic Curve, Label-head / Schubert Music Publishing UK, Managing Director): “To be able to sign Lisa and Jules to Atlantic Curve is like a dream for me, and it’s also very satisfying that they chose to work with James as producer. The combination of their unique talents has created a truly outstanding record.”
Thomas Thyssen (Schubert Music Europe, Managing Director / Head of Recorded Music): “It is an absolute honor and privilege to be working with Lisa and Jules on their upcoming album, and we are more than proud to be welcoming them, both to Atlantic Curve as well as a part of the Schubert Music Europe family.”
Maxwell toured with Dead Can Dance as a keyboard player on their world tour 2012/13. In 2019 he rejoined them for their tour A Celebration Life and Works 1980–2019.
Atlantic Curve was formed as part of a new international structure featuring ten record labels established by Schubert Music Europe GmbH in 2020, which are internationally distributed by The Orchard, the world’s largest independent distributor. In an impressive start, the label has already released the Top 40 UK Alternative Charts ‘KOMPROMAT’ album byI LIKE TRAINS, as well as the critically acclaimed live at Rockpalast’album by German underground darling Laura Carbone.
Schubert Music Europe GmbH is a music publisher, record company, license hub, and holding company for all Schubert Music Companies and labels, in particular all Schubert Music Publishing branches in Europe and the USA, as well Celsius Management, Hardbeat Promotion and Schubert Music Live (SML).