ArtemesiaBlack’s NEW album to be released soon! We are aiming for January 2019!! It will be available as a physical CD as well as digital downloads and streaming on… everywhere (Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and YouTube etc.)
Songs about love, hope, disaster, fear, longing, kindness, quiet, working hard in a hard world. I have had a small quiet voice my whole life but I have always had something to say. So I wrote poems and had a journal from the time I was 13. Now I write songs and lovingly spend time with Kenny creating little houses for my words to live in so you can come visit them. This coming record is a bit less folksy and more soundtracky… I think because
All songs written and performed by ArtemesiaBlack (Sabine Heusler-Schick & Kenny Schick). Produced, orchestrated, recorded, mixed and mastered by Kenny Schick Basement3Productions B3PMusic.
“10/10 – Their self titled new CD has taken me by surprise and stolen my heart“… “This is easily one of the best albums I’ve heard this year. ” Don Sechelski
By Don Sechelski – 04/27/2009
Album: Alternative Gothic Swamp Lullabies
Genre: alternative gothic swamp lullabies
Technical Grade: 10/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Commercial Value: 10/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 10/10
Best Songs: Beautiful, Rosie, Shipwreck, Maryjanes, Love
Artemesia Black is a duo consisting of Sabine Heusler and Kenny Schick. Their self titled new CD has taken me by surprise and stolen my heart. Their sterling acoustic guitar work and haunting vocals provide the perfect support for their well written songs. This genre they’re calling alternative swamp lullabies is a blend of chillingly spot on harmonies, crisp acoustic guitar, and a thematic reliance on ghosts. The result is mesmerizing.
There are so many great songs and sounds on this CD that is difficult to know where to begin. Beautiful, the fourth cut on the CD, fades in with a picked acoustic guitar and slide. Heusler’s vocal is soulful and passionate; the harmony with Schick is sublime. “You had me with my bags packed, turned my head, knife in my back” sings Heusler while the slide wails behind her. This is melancholy at its best.
The first cut, Rosie has Schick’s acoustic lead echoing Heusler’s haunting vocal. The harmonics created by the closely picked guitars ring through the mix and provide the perfect bed for her chilling vocals. Schick shows off his prowess on lead with a solo that is alternately bluesy and classical sounding. Good Til Now is a blues based ballad that again showcases incredible harmonies and stellar guitar playing. I love the discordant beginning of Shipwreck. The ghostly, creepy feel is deliciously dramatic and exactly the right choice for this mesmerizing story. Maryjanes features an incredible vocal arrangement that blends harmony and counterpoint with a pulsing rhythm that transfixes the listener.
There is not a bad song on Artemesia Black. This is easily one of the best albums I’ve heard this year. Everything about it is perfect from the beautifully crafted songs to the haunting performances. The arrangements are spellbinding, fresh and interesting and the production is flawless. I will be listening to Artemesia Black over and over again as well as introducing it to my friends. This is a great album.
“Matthieu, Jacob, and Kenny’s tracks embody the spirit of innovation and originality that characterizes Rush,” said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. “ole is proud to bring Rush’s music to a new generation of fans as they celebrate 40 years of great songs.”
It got signed to a contract that we can never release it or even play it for anyone, outside of the entry at Indaba. Pity…
Oh and we got a huge swag bag as well as $1000, there was the video included which is such an awesome music video and really had me appreciating these guys even more, a big giant coffee table book filled with their artwork and photos, a tshirt, coasters um… can’t remember what else it was so exciting!