Chantal Acda is known from Isbells, among others, but as the years went by and albums were released, she also became a solo artist in the better indie circuit. Albums were received with much love nationally and internationally time and time again.
She has worked with such fine people as Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick. Her latest album 'Saturday Moon' (Glitterhouse) had to be a small and intimate album; songs with stories of us all, recorded with a single microphone in the room. It couldn't be that difficult just when we were going through a lockdown. Eventually it seemed more difficult than expected, because in all its enthusiasm, it failed.
So 'Saturday Moon' ended up being a colourful compilation of surprising collaborations, with contributions from Borgar Magnason (Sigur Rós, Damian Rice), Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker (Low) and Madeena Dicko and Sylvie Nawasadio (ex-Zap Mama), among others. But also regulars such as Eric Thielemans, Niels van Heertum and Alan Gevaert (dEUS), who also accompany Acda live, and Bill Frisell and Shahzad Ismaily (Marc Ribot, Tom Waits) are once again among the performers.
Recommended for fans of: Sam Amidon, Sharon Van Etten and Low.