“Melody Hill,” the grunge-pop, atmospheric concept album is the soundtrack for Jessica Bell 's debut novel “String Bridge” (Lucky Press, LLC.), and channels the musical stylings of PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Nick Cave , Joni Mitchell, Nightmares on Wax, Enigma, among others.
The songs are written from the perspective of Melody, the main character from “String Bridge,” as she plans a return to the stage, reviving a musical career she previously abandoned for motherhood. Bell as songwriter mirrored Melody's musical influences in crafting the album.
In collaboration with George Priniotakis from Artracks Recording Studios in Athens, the styles of rock, pop, folk, and ambience were combined to create an atmospheric grunge CD that is also a visceral and addictive lyrical story.
released November 1, 2011
Songs written by Jessica Bell
Acoustic/Rhythm guitar and vocals performed by Jessica Bell
Bass guitar performed by Jessica Bell on On the Other Side
Lead guitar performed by George Priniotakis
Recorded at Artracks Recording Stuidos, Athens, Greece, by Alex Bolpasis
Arranged, produced, mixed and mastered at Artracks Recording Studios, Athens, Greece, by George Priniotakis
Famous written by Erika Bach (aka Lola Demo)
Vocals performed by Jessica Bell
Recorded, produced, arranged at Home Burn & Strudel Girl Records, Ithaca, Greece, by Erika Bach
Mixed and mastered at Artracks Recording Studios, Athens, Greece, by George Priniotakis
As well as being an Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist, Jessica Bell is an award-winning novelist & poet, & graphic designer who lives in Athens, Greece. She is also the singer of Keep Shelly in Athens.